This webinar will explore how telepsychiatry can play a critical role in addressing the shortage of psychiatrists available to provide treatment for patients with opioid use disorders. Participants will learn from one of the experts in the field, Dr. Hector Colon-Rivera, regarding how telepsychiatry is being used to address unmet needs in underserved communities. The history of telepsychiatry, state laws, and standards and guidelines will be covered to enhance your understanding of foundational issues to implementing telepsychiatry in your community. Learning more about telepsychiatry could help vastly improve the treatment options for those who have limited access to care. Bridging the gaps in care for patients with opioid use disorders is another step to address the epidemic that is currently plaguing our nation.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 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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- Describe the history and laws surrounding the use of telepsychiatry as a tool to expand health services and expand the treatment of substance use disorder
- Examine how telepsychiatry has been used to enhance access to care for the treatment of substance use disorder
- Assess the interplay of policymaking, telepsychiatry, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the treatment of substance use disorder
Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid use disorder in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: January 29, 2019
End Date: January 29, 2022
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple-choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 75% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Hector Colon-Rivera, M.D., Attending Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stockholder: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
- Eunice Maize, Program Manager, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests.
- Rachel Trusty, Program Manager, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Division Director, Department of Education, American Psychiatric Association, Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests.
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