Mar 12, 2021

VA's Stepped Care Model for Pain Management and Whole Health

The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force identified inconsistencies and fragmentation of pain care as gaps in US healthcare that limit best practices and patient outcomes.

The report encourages coordinated care and cites the collaborative stepped model of pain care, as adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense health systems as a best practice.

The session will address the challenges and successes of VA’s pain care transformation towards patient-centered biopsychosocial pain care for Whole Health for Veterans. Attendees will learn how to anticipate challenges and minimize risks when implementing a comprehensive pain care transformation away from opioids based on lessons learned from the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States.