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.
|#||Recommendation||Specifications||MEMS Vocabularies||MEMS Definitions||Implementation Guidelines|
What is your profession?
|Pg 82||Revise list of professions (see vocabularies)||See #2.|
Are you able to prescribe Schedule 2 and/or 3 Controlled Substances either through individual or institution DEA registration?
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:
Under the recommended changes, this could change as follows.
In addition, instead of capturing Prescribers we could capture Schedule 2 or 3 clinicans total.
Which best describes your practice/specialty area?
|Pg 82||Revise list of specialties (see vocabularies )||See #2.|
Primary geographic location of practice
Length of time the learner has been in practice
|No change needed (see pg 83)||See #2.|
|6||The 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:
|7||The current question about specialty (primary, pain, non-pain) should be replaced by the practice area question.||See #1||See #1||See #2.|