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Free & CME Accredited Virtual MOUD Waiver Training

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

The Health Federation of Philadelphia is hosting CME accredited online waiver trainings in collaboration with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) and Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS). AAAP is the Data Sponsor for this waiver training. 

This opportunity meets HHS’ recent guideline change to assist physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who wish to apply for a 30+ patient-limit waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder. 

NPs and PAs in this training will need to complete an additional 16 hours of training online in order to complete their 30+ patient-limit waiver training. Information about how to access this training will be provided at the training. For more information about the waiver training, please go to American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry’s (AAAP) website. 

Trainers: Joseph D’Orazio, MD, FAAEM, FACMT, & Lara Carson Weinstein, MD, MPH, DrPH 

Cost: None

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

  • Screen and identify patients with OUD and define 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 all FDA approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat OUD.
  • Discuss basic office protocols including medical record documentation and confidentiality.
  • Utilize evidence-based resources to ensure providers have the confidence to prescribe buprenorphine for patients with OUD.
  • Recognize the importance of obtaining a waiver to begin treating patients with OUD.

Small group cases will be reviewed throughout the day.