Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program
The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative has developed the Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program to assist eligible clinicians, through education and outreach, in their efforts to improve prescribing practices and increase the use of non-opioid pain management therapies. The program uses a roadmap of activities to guide clinicians through the program, which provides a wealth information and benefits to clinicians. This program is funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and all program offerings are available at no cost to clinicians that enroll.
The certificate program consists of the following components:
Self-study curriculum education modules providers can complete at their own pace. (9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available)
11-part Clinical Cases Podcast that introduces a framework to approaching clinical encounters with legacy patients on long term opioid therapy. (3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ available)
On-demand Medication Assisted Therapy education series
Extensive reading list of evidence-based literature.
Toolkits and policy templates, including access to the Compass Opioid Stewardship Toolkit, filled with a comprehensive collection of resources.
Additional program elements available to enrolled clinicians:
X-Waiver application support.
Access to clinician experts and risk mitigation specialists for individualized coaching and case review.
Active coaching with specialists to aid in implementation of the practice roadmap and identify individualized provider and practice needs.
Chart and documentation review
Monthly live Community of Practice events where participants can learn from one another, share difficult cases and problem solve together.
Providers are encouraged to take advantage of all the program benefits but have the option to select only the program elements that fit their individual needs.
Advanced Practice Clinicians
Don Stader, MD, FACEP
Don Stader, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician, opioid expert, film producer and innovator. He works at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO, where he serves as the section chair of emergency medicine and associate ED medical director. Stader holds a medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine and attended emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is the Past President of the Colorado chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (COACEP) and former President of the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA). He is also founder and past chair of Colorado ACEP's Opioid Task Force, Editor-in-Chief of COACEP's 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines and the leader of CO's CURE, an effort to create multidisciplinary opioid prescribing and treatment guidelines for the state of Colorado. Stader is the Senior Pain Management and Opioid Policy Physician Adviser for the Colorado Hospital Association and serves on multiple national and local committees addressing the opioid epidemic in Colorado and across the nation. He is the founder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit, The Emergency Medical Minute, which provides free online emergency medical education via podcasts and video.
Steven Wright, MD
Steven Wright, MD, holds a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School and is a residency-trained family physician with 42 years of experience. He specialized in addiction medicine for 34 years (board certified) and medical pain management for 18 years. He focused on issues related to controlled substances, addiction, and medical pain management through consulting, speaking, advocacy, policy development, education, medical provider assessment / supervision, and medical legal work. His academic and research interests include the neurophysiology and treatment of pain and addiction (etiology, pharmacogenetics, treatment), non-opioid analgesia, opioids (medical and non-medical use), cannabis (medical and nonmedical use), and benzodiazepines (best practice prescribing and deprescribing). Steve retired in October 2021 and lives in southern Oregon with his wife and family.
Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Commercial Support: This Activity was developed without support from any ineligible company. *The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Note: The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical services is owned, or controlled by, and ACCME defined ineligible company.
Disclosure: IHC adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The content of this activity is not related to products or the business lines of an ACCME-defined ineligible company. IHC has identified, reviewed, and mitigated all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, or relevant staff disclose prior to the delivery of any educational activity.
- 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™