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8 Hour Online Waiver Training
Description
8 hour MAT waiver training course for physicians and physician assistants who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the Half and Half MAT waiver course.
Target Audience
This activity will assist physicians and physician assistants (PAs) who wish to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

In accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), PAs must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. This activity will allow PAs to fulfill the 8 hour portion of the 24 hour MAT waiver training requirement.
Educational Objectives

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

  • Review addiction identification and evidence-based treatments.
  • Discuss the pharmacology of opioids as it relates to treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) patients.
  • Describe the fundamentals of office-based opioid treatment including the treatment of the co-morbid patient.
  • Explain the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance.
  • Discuss other approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat OUD.
  • Discuss basic office protocols including medical record documentation and confidentially.
  • Utilize evidence-based resources to ensure providers have the confidence to prescribe buprenorphine for patients with OUD. 
  • Apply for a MAT Waiver to begin treating patients with OUD.

Fee: No cost 

Method of participation in the activity

To be awarded a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 8 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and a MAT Waiver Training Certificate you must:

  • Review 8 training modules (8 hours) provided in this activity.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the examination. Participants will have three opportunities to correctly answer the examination.
  • Complete a final evaluation and follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve your Certificate of Completion as well as your continuing education credit certificate*.

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Physicians: Steps to Obtain your Waiver
pdf document link
Physician Assistants: Steps to Obtain your Waiver
pdf document link
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on Nov 30, 2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
8 CME Credits
8 PA-CME Credits
8 Other Professionals Credits
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 1H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 
PCSS
pcssNow.org
pcss@aaap.org
For Waiver Inquiries, email PCSS.

ORN
opioidresponsenetwork.org

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