Tue, 8 November 2016
QC Lunch and Learn Webinar: Understanding & Using MMEs to Comply with Maine's Opioid Prescribing Law
Maine's new Opioid Prescribing Law, Chapter 488, places limits on the total daily dose of opioid medication that most patients may legally be prescribed. Those limits are measured using "Morphine Milligram Equivalents", or MMEs. But measuring MMEs for various opioid medications can be tricky and prescribers, naturally, have questions. Which MME Calculator to use? How will MMEs be handled by Maine's Prescription Monitoring Program? How can providers keep track of changes in patients' daily MME dosage? How can practices use EMRs to record providers' opioid prescribing by MME?
This webinar will explore what we currently know about the use of MMEs, how they will be used to assure compliance with Chapter 488 and how one large primary care system in Maine is using its EMR to help providers understand their own opioid dosage trends.
Direct download: LL_11-8-16_audio_only.m4a
Category:HealthCare, Maine Quality Counts, MQC, Morphine Milligram Equivalents, MMEs MME Calculator, Maine's Opioid Prescribing Law, Opio -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT