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The table below considers the implications of data collection recommendations from the Conjoint Committee issued in October. This analysis refers to the April 2017 (1.7) draft of the specifications and the April 2017 draft of the Implementation Guidelines.

#RecommendationSpecificationsMEMS VocabulariesMEMS DefinitionsImplementation Guidelines
1

What is your profession?
i. Physician
ii. Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
iii. Physician assistant
iv. Dentist
v. Podiatrist
vi. Registered Nurse
vii. Pharmacist
viii. Optometrist
ix. Psychologist
x. Other

Pg 82Revise list of professions (see vocabularies) See #2.
2

Are you able to prescribe Schedule 2 and/or 3 Controlled Substances either through individual or institution DEA registration?
i. Yes/no

  Change

SCHEDULE_2_OR_3_REGISTERED_CLINICIAN term and definition to schedule_2_or_3_clinician

The current draft guidelines capture the following breakdowns of Prescribers sucessfully completing:

  • Prescribers successfully completing by profession
  • Prescribers successfully completing by practice type
  • Prescribers successfully completing by Years in Practice
  • Prescribers successfully completing by Primary Practice Region

Under the recommended changes, this could change as follows.

  • Schedule 2 or 3 clinicians completing by profession
  • Schedule 2 or 3 clinicians completing by practice/specialty area.
  • Schedule 2 or 3 clinicians completing by Years in Practice
  • Schedule 2 or 3 clinicians completing by Primary Practice Region

In addition, instead of capturing Prescribers we could capture Schedule 2 or 3 clinicans total.

3

Which best describes your practice/specialty area?
i. Addiction Medicine
ii. Anesthesiology
iii. Cardiology
iv. Critical Care Medicine
v. Emergency Medicine
vi. Family Medicine
vii. Geriatric Medicine
viii. Hematology/Oncology
ix. Hospice and Palliative Care
x. Internal Medicine
xi. Obstetrics/Gynecology
xii. Pain Medicine
xiii. Pediatrics
xiv. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
xv. Surgery
xvi. Dentistry
xvii. Optometry
xviii. Other

Pg 82Revise list of specialties (see vocabularies ) See #2.
4

Primary geographic location of practice
i. List of States
ii. Other/outside of the US

   See #2.
5

Length of time the learner has been in practice
i. 0-5 years
ii. 6-10 years
iii. 11-15 years
iv. 16-20
v. 21+ years

No change needed (see pg 83)  See #2.
6The current question that asks if the prescriber has prescribed in the last 12 months should be eliminated.  Would deprecate

FDA ER/LA OPIOID REMS DEFINED: ER/LA_OPIOID_PRESCRIBER definition and related definitions

Would eliminate the descriptions of how to represent the number of:

  • Prescribers
  • Prescribers successfully completing
  • Prescribers successfully completing by profession
  • Prescribers sucessfully completing by practice type.
  • Prescribers successfully completing by Years in Practice
  • Prescribers successfully completing by Primary Practice Region

See #2.

7The current question about specialty (primary, pain, non-pain) should be replaced by the practice area question.See #1See #1 See #2.
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