Opioid Prescribing Guideline Implementation

Read Our Reports:

Opioid Prescribing Metrics (Adopted July 2017)
Dental Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain Management (Adopted September 2017)

Upcoming Meetings:

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at:
The Foundation for Health Care Quality
705 Second Avenue, Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104


Date Time Agenda
Wednesday, October 25 3:00 – 4:30pm Agenda October 25
Wednesday, December 13 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD


The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) developed a comprehensive Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in June 2015. The Guidelines were subsequently adopted by the Bree Collaborative at the July 2015 meeting. This workgroup will design and carry out strategies to implement the Guidelines.

This workgroup started meeting in December 2015.

Supporting Materials:

Letter from Health Care Authority Accepting Opioid Prescribing Metrics

Opioid Guideline Implementation Charter

Agency Medical Directors Group Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain

AMDG Guideline Summary

Name Title Organization
Chris Baumgartner Director Prescription Monitoring Program Washington State Department of Health
David Buchholz, MD Medical Director of Provider Engagement Premera
Gary Franklin, MD, MPH (Chair) Medical Director Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Charissa Fontinos, MD Deputy Chief Medical Officer Washington State Health Care Authority
Deborah Fulton-Kehoe, PhD, MPH Research Scientist Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Frances Gough, MD Chief Medical Officer Molina Healthcare
Dan Kent, MD Chief Medical Officer UnitedHealthcare
Kathy Lofy, MD Chief Science Officer Washington State Department of Health
Jaymie Mai, PharmD Pharmacy Manager Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Shirley Reitz, PharmD ‎Clinical Pharmacist Client Manager OmedaRx, Cambia
Gregory Rudolph, MD Addiction Medicine Swedish Pain Services
Michael Schiesser, MD Addiction Medicine EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Mark Stephens President Change Management Consulting
David Tauben, MD Chief of Pain Medicine University of Washington Medical Center
Gregory Terman MD, PhD Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington
Michael Von Korff, ScD Senior Investigator Group Health Research Institute