Reflect on President's Day and US history with a compilation of the best ASAM Education presentations on policy and legislation affecting addiction treatment in America. Interested in more sources on addiction policy? Check out the advocacy resources to learn and stay up-to-date on the most recent policy changes in addiction medicine
Policy Plenary: Addiction Policy Outlook in the New Administration (1.5 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
What should addiction medicine specialists and their clinical teams expect from the new Administration and Congress? This plenary session will give an overview of the new President's health care policy priorities and how important addiction policies such as CARA, DATA 2000 and parity might be impacted. Speakers will give an overview of the new Administration's health policy platform, discuss early impacts of the landmark changes to addiction medicine policy that passed in 2016, and examine opportunities and challenges for their implementation under the new Administration.
Using PMP's and SBIRT to Address Physician Controlled Drug Prescribing (1 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
The prudent prescribing of controlled drugs has been a challenge for decades. Balancing prescribing for legitimate medical purpose while avoiding prescribing in high risk situations has been one of the most difficult aspects to address. This is partly due to suboptimal screening for high risk patients by prescribers prior to and during chronic controlled drug prescribing. The development of US Prescription Monitoring Programs has brought about the clinical expectation that Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (SATPs) will perform a PMP web-site search on all patients evaluated for problematic substance use.
Marijuana: From Bench to Policy (1.5 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
There are controversies regarding marijuana in the development of current public policy in the United States through legalization and/or decriminalization of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana throughout the nation, and worldwide as well. Informed addiction physicians are best qualified to opine, advise and advocate for improved public policy regarding marijuana use, access and promotion. This symposium will provide opinion survey data of ASAM and ISAM physicians. Overall perspectives from highly qualified scientists and professionals related to the impact of marijuana policies on individuals, families and communities in diverse cultural settings will be presented.
Medication Assisted Therapy for Drug Court (1.5 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
This presentation will provide an overview of how the state courts are structured, discuss in-depth how drug and other specialty court programs work, and explore strategies for building partnerships between the courts and the medical community (specifically with the use of MAT).
Physician as Advocate: The Importance of Advocacy and Policy in Addiction Medicine (1.5 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
Physician advocacy has been proposed as a core component of medical professionalism. The role of physician as advocate is particularly important among patient populations who are marginalized or stigmatized. Patients with substance use disorder face tremendous stigma, which contributes to difficulty accessing health care and addiction services as well as meeting concrete social service needs. This workshop will use cases and systems examples to explore the role of the Addiction Medicine physician as advocate and present a model for advocacy.
Payment for Addiction Medicine Services- ASAM Advocacy in Action (1.5 CME)Contains 3 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
This session will provide an overview of the health care financing system in the United States as related to health plan coverage of addiction medicine services, as well as describe more efficient and effective ways to manage the prior authorization process in your practice. Learn how insurers make coverage decisions, what types of payment models exist, and what that insurance card in your wallet really means.
Get Involved in Policy Changes: Make Big Differences Using A Little Savvy (1.5 Credits)Contains 5 Component(s), Medical Credits Offered
Friday, April 24 - 4:00 pm: Members of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine (motto: “Small but Mighty”) will present how they have each made small but strategic and impactful efforts to change addiction policies.