Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain

Read our Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Report and Recommendations
(Adopted January 2019)

READ OUR SUMMARY

Treatment of pain varies widely between systems and clinicians with high financial and human cost. Moving to a collaborative or team-based approach to managing complex pain has been shown to result in better patient outcomes. However, most approaches to pain management including chronic opioid therapy involved siloed health care providers. This workgroup met from January 2018 to January 2019, focused on a biopsychosocial model within primary care for patients with chronic pain with life activity impacts, and defined minimum standards for:

  • Patient identification and population management
  • A care team
  • A care management function
  • Basing treatments in evidence
  • Patient-centered supported self-management

Previous Meeting Materials

Date Agenda
January 12 Agenda January 12
Chronic Pain Workgroup Charter and Roster
Slides Collaborative Care from L&I Conference
Bree Collaborative Process
February 9 Agenda February 9
Minutes January 12
Draft Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Recommendations
Slides Collaborative Care from L&I Conference
March 9 Agenda March 9
Minutes February 9
Collaborative Care Matrix
Draft Chronic Pain Recommendations
April 13 Agenda April 13
Meeting Minutes March 9
Draft Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Recommendations
Supported Self-Management Toolkit
May 11 Agenda May 11
Minutes April 13
Draft Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Recommendations
June 15 Agenda June 15
Minutes May 11
Draft Recommendations Collaborative Care
July 13 Agenda July 13
Minutes June 15
Draft Recommendations Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain
August 10 Agenda August 10
Minutes July 13
Draft Recommendations Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain
September 14 Agenda September 14
Minutes August 10
Draft Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Recommendations
November 2 Agenda November 2
Minutes September 14
Draft Recommendations Chronic Pain
Non-Medical Pain Experiences
Non Medical Pain Management

Supporting Materials

Letter from the Health Care Authority Accepting the Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Recommendations
Collaborative Care for Chronic Pain Workgroup Charter and Roster

.Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Leah Hole-Marshall, JD (chair) Counsel and Chief Strategist Washington Health Benefit Exchange
Ross Bethel, MD Physician Selah Family Medicine
LuAnn Chen, MD, MHA, FAAFP Medical Director Community Health Plan of Washington
Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH Senior Investigator Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Stuart Freed MD Chief Medical Officer Confluence Health
Andrew Friedman, MD Physiatrist Virginia Mason Medical Center
Mark Murphy, MD President Washington Society of Addiction Medicine
Mary Kay O’Neill, MD, MBA Partner Mercer
Jim Rivard, PT, DPT, MOMT, OCS, FAAOMPT President MTI Physical Therapy
Kari A. Stephens, PhD Assistant Professor – Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences University of Washington Medicine
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD Professor, psychiatry; Adjunct professor, anesthesiology and pain medicine University of Washington Medicine
Nancy Tietje Patient Advocate
Emily Transue, MD, MHA Associate Medical Director Washington State Health Care Authority
Michael Von Korff, ScD Senior Investigator Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute