Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - Washington, DC - Saturday, August 26, 2017

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Howard University
The Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
501 W Street NW
Washington, DC 20059

Cost: FREE

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Howard University

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Welcome to the ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course. Please LOG IN or Create a New Account to register for the course. If you do not know your password, or you have forgotten it, select "Forgot Password" and you will be emailed a link to reset your password.

This FREE 8-hour live course for licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants who plan to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders in Washington, DC. The course covers treating opioid use disorder by using interactive, case-based learning to teach evidence-based practices. You must be licensed in Washington, DC or plan to practice in Washington, DC. This course is SAMHSA-supported and meets the requirements needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorder. 

Once you have completed the live course, return here to claim CME for the course. If you have any questions, please contact education@ASAM.org.


Overview of Legislation

Physicians

The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.    

To qualify, NPs and PAs must: 

  • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain  
  • Complete not less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
  • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD  
  • If required by state law, be supervised or work in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

ASAM, AAPA and AANP have formed a collaborative to provide the 24-hour waiver training for physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The three organizations are authorized by statute to provide this training. Educational content has been identified and/or created to satisfy the 24-hour requirement as described in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA).

Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat Opioid Use Disorder before you apply for the waiver. Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs/PAs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it. Click here to learn more about applying for the waiver.

This training is divided into two parts of 8 hours and 16 hours. This 8 hour course will satisfy Part 1 and Part 2 can be completed online for free.

For NPs (CE Credit through AANP): Click Here
 
For PAs (AAPA Category 1 CME Credit): Click Here


Click here to view additional resources.

Upon completion of the live course, you will be able to claim CME Credit through the ASAM e-Learning Center after completing the evaluation module. 

CME Information and Disclosure Listing

Date of Release: July 2015
Approved Through: July 2018

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The combined online enduring material and live activity will provide the required 8 hours needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.

This course has been designated as an approved CME Activity by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to the CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment.

In accordance with the disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. These policies include resolving all conflicts of interest between the CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty, and commercial interests that might otherwise compromise the goal and educational integrity of this activity. All CME Committee, Planning Committee and faculty participating in the activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the planning committee and faculty relationships are not inappropriate in the content of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

ASAM CME Committee

Name

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

Commercial Interest

What was received?

For what role?

Catherine Friedman, MD, FAPA, FASAM, Chair

None

Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, FASAM

None

Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM

None



Noel Ilogu, MD, MRCP

None

Abigail Kay, MD

None

John Tanner, DO, FASAM

Reckitt Benckiser

OREXO

BDSI

Honorarium

Honorarium

Honorarium

Speaker

Speaker

Speaker and Consultant



ASAM Buprenorphine Program Planning Committee

Name

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

Commercial Interest

What was received?

For what role?

Dan Alford, MD, MPH

None

Andrew J. Saxon, MD

UpToDate

Royalties

Section Editor, Drug Use Disorders

Colleen LaBelle, BSN, RN-BC, CARN

None

Edwin Salsitz, MD, FASAM

None

Jeffrey D. Baxter, MD

None

Kelley Saia, MD

None

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

None

Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH

None


ASAM Buprenorphine Course Faculty

Name

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

Commercial Interest

What was received?

For what role?

Edwin Salsitz, MD, FASAM

None

Andrew J. Saxon, MD

UpToDate

Royalties

Senior Editor, Drug Use Disorders

Colleen LaBelle, BSN, RN-BC, CARN

None

Dan A. Alford, MD, MPH

None

Jeffrey D. Baxter, MD

None

Kelley Saia, MD

None

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

None

Paula J. Lum, MD, MPH

None

Sarah Bagley, MD

ASAM Millennium Fellowship Award

Partial Salary Support

Awardee

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc

None

ASAM CME Committee Reviewers

Name

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship

Commercial Interest

What was received?

For what role?

Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

None

Herbert Malinoff, MD, FACP, FASAM

None

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  1. Apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to their patients with opioid use disorders
  2. Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for treatment with medications
  3. Have specific knowledge concerning the use of medications to manage patients with addiction involving opioid use
  4. Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid addiction

Licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the Washington DC area who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office based treatment of opioid use disorders.



  1. Fill out the survey by clicking the blue “Fill out Survey” button in the box titled “The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Live Portion Evaluation” at the end of the training. 

    1. Pro tip: Be sure to scroll down on all Likert Scale questions. There are answers that expand past the size of the survey window

  2. Submit the evaluation. (The next box should activate and the evaluation box should turn green with a white check mark)

  3. Click the button “Claim Medical Credits” in the box titled “CME Certificate”

  4. Choose the type of credit (Physician or Non-physician) and click submit

  5. Click the button “View/Print Certificate” to save or print your certificate
    1. Pro tip: If you ever lose your certificate, you can come back to the e-Learning Center and view it on your Transcript (found on Dashboard)


Click here for more information on applying for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

Apply

NPs and PAs who have completed the 24 hours of required training may seek to obtain a DATA 2000 waiver for up to 30 patients by completing the Waiver Notification Form. Effective February 27, 2017, SAMHSA will only accept electronic submissions of the NOI.

NPs and PAs may send copies of their training certificates to infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or fax them to 301.576.5237. These waiver applications are forwarded to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which will assign the NP or PA a special identification number. DEA regulations require this number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with the NP’s or PA’s regular DEA registration number.

SAMHSA shall review waiver applications within 45 days of receipt. If approved, NPs and PAs will receive a letter via email that confirms their waiver and includes their prescribing identification number. 

Qualify

To qualify for a waiver to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder, NPs and PAs must:

  • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
  • Complete no less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
  • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD
  • If required by state law, supervision or working in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD may be required.

Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat OUD before you apply for the waiver.  Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it.

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The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Live Portion Evaluation
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