CME Regarding Opioid Prescribing
Physicians who possess a NH-DEA license will need to include 3 hours of CME in the area of pain management and addiction disorder or a combination thereof as part of the regular every-other year CME reporting cycle that coincides with license renewal. Below is a list of suggested courses.
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In addition to the approved CME below, New Hampshire licensees may undertake continuing medical education (CME) courses to satisfy the opioid prescribing competency requirement (biennially for physicians and annually for physician assistants) that meet the following criteria:
- AMA PRA Category 1 Credit or ACCME Accreditation; and
- The course abstract and learning objectives reference opioid prescribing for the management or treatment of pain, or for the treatment of opioid use disorders.
Should the CME certificate or submitted course information not appear to satisfy the two criteria, further information including the course abstract and learning objectives may be requested during the biennial audit.
Approved Online (Free) Continuing Medical Education (CME) regarding Opioid Prescribing
American Academy of Neurology – Neurology® Journal Podcast Episodes
American Academy of Physician Assistants Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Prescription Drugs
American Medical Association – AMA Opioid Abuse & Misuse Website Current CME Listing
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 – Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
ELM/MRM Group – “Opioid Prescribing: Risk Management” and Opioid Addiction: Management and Prevention” offered to NH physicians who are employed and insured by Granite Shield Insurance Exchange (GSIE)
Federation of State Medical Boards Extended-Release and Long-Acting (ER/LA) Opioids: Assessing Risks, Safe Prescribing
InforMed Continuing Medical Education New Hampshire Medical Licensure Program (Self-Study)
Massachusetts Medical Society Legal Advisor: Identifying Drug Dependence
Massachusetts Medical Society New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines in Practice
NYACP/BU CME Pain Management Course – Scope of Pain
2 Modules to this course:
Boston University School of Medicine Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) – 2 hours CME
New York Chapter American College of Physicians – Managing Pain and Opioid Use: An Educational Program on Compliance with New York State Prescribing Laws – 1 hour CME
PCSS also offers the offers online complete ARNP & PA training (including additional 16 hours) in pharmacologic treatment of opioid addiction.
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