Board Approved CME Regarding Opioid Prescribing

Beginning with the 2016-2017 CME reporting cycle, physicians who possess a DEA license will need to include 3 hours of Board approved opioid CME as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal. Below is the Board approved list as of December 29, 2016.*

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Approved Online (Free) Continuing Medical Education (CME) regarding Opioid Prescribing

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Various Activities at either pcss-o.org or pcssmat.org

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 - SCOPE of Pain: May 2016 course

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 in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

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

Massachusetts Medical Society Opioid Prescribing Series (6 Modules)

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 (2 Modules)

Massachusetts Medical Society The Opioid Epidemic (6 Modules)

Massachusetts Medical Society New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice

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) 

Approved Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Courses

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Waiver X Courses, including the

NHMS, NH-BDSAS, AAAP, Anthem BCBS, Foundation for Healthy Communities  Medication Assistance Training (MAT) Waiver-X Certification Course 

Other Approved On-Site Courses
Catholic Medical Center's 2nd Annual Summit on Management of the Opiate-dependent Patient and Optimal Pain Treatment, November 11, 2016 in Bedford, NH at SERESC.
Three approved sessions are:

  • VAMC Comprehensive Ambulatory Opioid Management
  • Addiction Medicine in MGH's Clinical Setting
  • Non-opiate & Opiate Analgesia and their Risks