Opioid Prescribing Guideline Implementation

Call for Public Comments

Your feedback is requested on the Bree Collaborative’s draft opioid prescribing metrics. Our workgroup will review comments before submitting a final draft for review and adoption by the Bree Collaborative. Please read the draft Opioid Prescribing Metrics and the lists of included and excluded opioids before completing the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/opioid-metrics. We estimate that this survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

Feedback must be received by 5pm Friday, June 23rd. 

Read the draft Opioid Prescribing metrics

Take the Survey


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 and Location
NEW: Thursday, June 22 1:00 – 3:30pm

Agenda June 22

Summary of the 2015 Washington State Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Draft Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Dentistry

Puget Sound Regional Council
5th Floor Board Room
1011 Western Avenue, Seattle

Wednesday, June 28 3:00 – 4:30pm TBD
Wednesday, July 26 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:


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
Tanya Dansky, MD Chief Medical Officer Amerigroup
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
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
Mark Murphy, MD Addiction Medicine MultiCare Health System
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