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ICEP 2019 MAT Waiver Training | March 4, 2019

Course Registration

ICEP has partnered with PCSS in 2019 to offer a MAT Waiver Training Course as a valuable member service.

The course will be taught with an emergency medicine-specific focus by ICEP members Henry Swoboda, MD and Stephen Holtsford, MD, FACEP.

Course is FREE for all ICEP members! (Charge of $50 applies for all non-members; please call ICEP at 630.495.6400 to register)

How the Program Works
Physicians require 8 hours of training to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder. This program is a 2-part course to help you meet this requirement.

Physicians sign up for and attend the 4-hour live training on March 4 at ICEP. Once completed, participants will receive the second half of the course – a 4-hour online self-study portion. At the end of the course, participants are required to pass an exam with a 75% or higher before applying for their waiver.

NOTE: A personal DEA number and an unrestricted medical license are required for waiver application. Residents may attend this program but may not apply for their waiver until they can provide these items.

Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants 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. 

Method of physician participation in the learning process: Credit will only be awarded for completing both the “first” and the “second” half of the training. To be awarded a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a Buprenorphine Training Completion Certificate you must complete 4.25 hours of the first live half and 3.75 hours of the second enduring half and receive a minimum cumulative score of 75% on the examination.  No partial credit is awarded for this training.

CME Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AAAP and Illinois College of Emergency Physicians. AAAP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry designates this Other activity (“Half and Half” - Half face-to-face live course and Half online course) for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAAP is the Data Sponsor for this program.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 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.
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This MAT Waiver Training Course is available to ICEP members at no cost as an important member service. Non-member physicians may attend at a cost of $50. Please call ICEP staff at 630-495-6400, ext. 200, to complete your registration. You will not be registered until payment is received. Thank you.