Reframing Optimal Management of Pain and Opioids in Older Adults (ROMPO)

A pain management initiative focusing on older adults in primary care

Reframing Optimal Management of Pain and Opioids in Older Adults (ROMPO)

Interested in Participating?

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Jessica McDuff, ROMPO Project Manager

Altarum and the University of Michigan are teaming up to help primary care providers effectively manage pain in older adults. 

When prescribing opioids to older adults, it is important to balance pain relief and quality of life with the risk of opioid dependency. The ROMPO (Reframing Optimal Management of Pain and Opioids in Older Adults) project goal is to respond to the unique challenges providers face when caring for older (age 60+) patients who use opioids through a comprehensive educational program.

Implementing ROMPO into your practice will help reduce your older adult patients’ use of opioids while addressing pain in a more effective and sustainable manner.

Benefits of Participating

  • Improve outcomes for older adult patients experiencing pain
  • Learn to measure and document your patients’ pain using the PEG as part of a comprehensive approach to improving functionality and well-being
  • Incorporate an ambulatory pain order set into patients’ charts for easy access to medication and referral orders, as well as clinical decision support
  • Learn shared decision-making strategies to help empower older adults to become active participants in their medical care
  • Access prescriber support and clinician resources
  • Work with a dedicated Practice Facilitator who will provide customized technical assistance for your practice


  • Earn free Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits – up to 20, depending on eligibility
  • Participating practices earn up to $1000 in incentive payments after submission of data at three time points.

Eligible Providers Must:

Specialize in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Geriatrics, and care for patients aged 60 and over.

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