The TSWF Low Back Pain-CPG AIM form is intended for use when seeing patients with low back pain in the primary care setting. The form’s embedded tools and links assist in HEDIS and DoD CPG compliance, and excellence in clinical medicine.

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LBP Recent Changes

  • 9 changes for Sep-Dec 2017 update
  • Sep-Dec r2 (updated October 2017): Verbiage change for HPV recommendations as listed:  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hpv.html
  • Sep-Dec r2 (updated October 2017): Minor word changes to the PHQ-9 to perfectly mirror the Pfizer Inc. version
  • Added the term FIT-DNA to the Preventive Services Recommendation for colorectal cancer screening
  • Added a link next to the diabetes CCP for a diabetic foot exam. (The tool is hosted on the tswf-mhs.com website)
  • Changed order of screenings on BH/Other tab. PCL-5 now follows GAD-2
  • Added 2 contraceptive counseling links above the “Presently Using Birth Control” section
    Details: CDC Reproductive Health: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/spr/summary.html
    Mobile app & eBook: eBook Reader App Recommendations for Contraceptive Use and downloaded ebook: https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/ebook.html
  • Changed “annual” to “biennial” before “Retinal Eye exam done”
  • PE Tab: Moved “Accommodation” to the right of the solid line with other exam items not routinely performed
  • Moved ”Spleen” and “Abdominal Hernia” to the right of the solid line with other exam items not routinely performed

History

  • Integrates VA/DoD CPGs
  • Provides accessible references
  • Assists in appropriate treatment and referrals

The TSWF-LBP-CPG AIM form has been designed to help PCMs standardize and optimize the approach to care of low back pain for MHS patients. The form integrates recommendations from VA/DoD CPGs, provides easily-accessible references for clinical decision making, and improves continuity of care and healthcare outcomes. Generally, low back pain is the fifth most common reason for outpatient visits in the USA, and it impacts mission readiness of the military. Using the TSWF-LBP CPG AIM form can help support evaluation, management, and documentation of patients with this common and far-reaching condition.

Form Lead

TSWF-LBP Form Lead
Donald W. Rumbaugh, M.D., DABFP

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