Measure 414 – Evaluation or Interview for Risk of Opioid Misuse

Audit Criteria

When we’re reviewing your clinicians’ data, it may be helpful to know what we are looking for in order for us to verify to CMS that your data is accurate and complete. Measure 414 requires documentation that a patient prescribed opiates for longer than six weeks was evaluated for risk of opioid misuse using a brief validated instrument or patient interview.


This documentation may be found in the patient’s medical record or in the AAOE Empower platform. The relevant document should be made available to the auditor for the patient requested.


What tools are available to us?

The Opioid Risk Tool, a validated survey instrument is available to Empower participants in the Empower portal.