Board Approved Opioid CME Requirement Effective Sept. 1

September 1, 2016

Effective September 1, 2016, physicians will need to include 3 hours of Board approved opioid CME or pass a test, as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal.* Below is the Board approved list as of September 1, 2016.

**Please note that those physicians whose licenses expire on June 30, 2017, will not need to meet this requirement until their 2017-2018 reporting cycle.

Boston University School of Medicine - SCOPE of Pain

Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Series (6 Modules)

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Various Activities

American Academy of Physician Assistants Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

American Pain Society REMS for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics: The Keys to Safe Use

Audio Digest Foundation Various educational activities

Boston University School of Medicine Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Boston University School of Medicine SCOPE of Pain - Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education

Federation of State Medical Boards Extended-Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing

Federation of State Medical Boards Model Policy for the Use of Opioid Analgesics inthe Treatment of Chronic Pain

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine Pain Action Consulting Team (PACT): A Mentoring Model CME

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse Safe Prescribing for Pain

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Substance Use in Adults and Adolescents: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Risk When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers for Patients

Massachusetts Medical Society Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence

Massachusetts Medical Society Managing Pain Without Overusing Opioids

Massachusetts Medical Society Principles of Palliative Care & Persistent Pain Management (Modules 4 and 5)

Massachusetts Medical Society The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)

Massachusetts Medical Society New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, NH Department of Health & Human Services Foundation for Healthy Communities, NH Medical Society and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Medication Assistance Training (MAT) Waiver-X Certification Course