Controlled Substance Prescribing: Steps You Can Take to Avoid Getting Voted off Pain Island
This program involves a survey of recent regulatory activity in the area of controlled substance prescribing, and offers attendees a basic road map to perform a self-audit and strengthen practice documentation.
Faculty: Jennifer Bolen, JD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
1. Discuss CDC Prescribing Guidelines and impact on controlled substance utilization in the pain management practice.
2. Demonstrate key differences between the CDC Prescribing Guidelines and various state medical board guidelines and rules on topics such as dosing, visit frequency, and documentation.
3. Illustrate steps attendees can take to perform a chart self-audit.
4. Illustrate major documentation weaknesses and discuss how to document prescribing rationale.
Jennifer Bolen, JD, is a nationally recognized compliance and legal expert on the use of controlled medications to treat pain. She is a former federal prosecutor and actively participates in the defense of health care entities and practitioners nationwide. Ms. Bolen and her team consult with and manage independent and physician office laboratories across the country. Ms. Bolen is an active member of SPPAN’s Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Ms. Bolen reports that she receives consulting fees from Alere and MTL Solutions
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Document of Attendance