“MANAGING PAIN AND OPIOID USE:
The use of prescription and non-prescription opioids has dramatically increased in New York State. Healthcare providers who prescribe opioid analgesics must understand and demonstrate ongoing knowledge of pain management, palliative care, and addiction.
This course is designed in three modules. The first two modules are the highly acclaimed Boston University School of Medicine Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE) Course. The 3rd module contains the elements required by the New York State law not covered in the SCOPE course.
The New York State Department of Health has prepared an FAQ to answer any questions a prescriber may have about the NYS CME Mandate. You can read the FAQ here.
Courses Acceptable to the Department of Health: The Department of Health has indicated that any course accredited for continuing education by any organization serving professionals licensed under title eight of the education law to treat humans and registered under the federal controlled substances act and in possession of a DEA registration number, and every medical resident who is prescribing under a facility DEA registration number shall satisfy the requirement as long as the course content meets all 8 topical requirements under the statute, and is at least three hours in length (see the course content section). To read the guidance provided by the NYS Department of Health, please click here.
For physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals, this means that the NYACP/BU CME/MOC accreditation meets this requirement.
To be in compliance, prescribers must file the self attestation after completing the course. To submit your attestation online, access your Health Commerce System (HCS) account and follow these steps:
1. Top Right under “my content”
Waivers / Exemptions:
In certain very limited circumstances, the New York State Department of Health may grant an exemption to the required course work or training to an individual prescriber who clearly demonstrates to the department that there is no need to complete such training. Exemptions will be granted only in very limited circumstances, and not solely on the basis of economic hardship, technological limitations, prescribing volume, practice area, specialty, or board certification. Prescribers may request an exemption by utilizing the Health Commerce System.
Physicians: 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 Boston University School of Medicine and New York Chapter, American College of Physicians. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material CME activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses: This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School for Medicine and jointly provided by New York Chapter, American College of Physicians.
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
CNE Contact Hours: 3
In order to receive credit, participants must view the content and complete the post-test and evaluation. Participants who receive a grade of 70% or greater on the post-test will receive credit.
ABIM MOC Part 2: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 MOC point and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit