Foundation Program Sites

Opioid Prescribing Metrics

(Adopted July 2017)

The Washington State Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) developed a comprehensive Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain in June 2015. The Guidelines were subsequently adopted by the Bree Collaborative at the July 2015 meeting. This workgroup will design and carry out strategies to implement the Guidelines. This workgroup met from December 2015 to April 2020.

Supporting Materials

Opioid NDC include
Opioid NDC exclude
Letter from Health Care Authority Accepting Opioid Prescribing Metrics

Opioid Guideline Implementation Charter
Agency Medical Directors Group Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain
AMDG Guideline Summary

Opioid Guideline: Metrics Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Chris Baumgartner Director Prescription Monitoring Program Washington State Department of Health
David Buchholz, MD Medical Director Premera Blue Cross
Gary Franklin, MD, MPH (Chair) Medical Director Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Charissa Fontinos, MD Deputy Chief Medical Officer Washington State Health Care Authority
Deb Fulton-Kehoe, PhD, MPH Epidemiologist University of


Frances Gough, MD Chief Medical Officer Molina Healthcare
Dan Kent, MD Chief Medical Officer UnitedHealthcare
Kathy Lofy, MD Chief Science Officer Washington State Department of Health
Jaymie Mai, PharmD Pharmacy Manager Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Mark Murphy, MD Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine MultiCare
Shirley Reitz, PharmD ‎Clinical Pharmacist Client Manager OmedaRx, Cambia
Gregory Rudolph, MD Addiction Medicine Swedish Pain Services
Mark Stephens President Change Management Consulting
David Tauben, MD Chief of Pain Medicine University of Washington Medical Center
Gregory Terman MD, PhD Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and the Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington
Michael Von Korff, ScD Senior Investigator Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute