2021 OPIOID PRESCRIBING AND ABUSE WEBINAR SERIES
OUD Management Via Telehealth
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT
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The opioid epidemic has disproportionately affected rural America, where accessibility to providers who prescribe Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) is frequently limited. Telemedicine offers an opportunity to connect providers to a larger geographic population, yet many had been reluctant to pursue this method of practice for the treatment of addiction. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine visits increased exponentially, yet many providers of MAT still question safe, effective and legal ways to treat patients with OUD using this approach. This webinar explores the ongoing barriers that prevent a greater utilization of telemedicine for the treatment of OUD and reviews various methods to better incorporate it into your own practice.
At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe the disparity between the prevalence of opioid addiction and access to treatment for rural communities.
- Explain the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on utilization of telemedicine for management of MAT.
- Navigate the legal and practical constraints of prescribing buprenorphine in a telehealth setting.
- Implement changes to their practice that will allow them to more readily and comfortably care for patients with an OUD using telemedicine.
Matthew Miles, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
IU School of Medicine
About the speaker:
Matthew Miles, MD, is an internal medicine physician who has practiced at the Substance Use Disorder Recovery Program (SUDRP) at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis since 2019. His experience includes the treatment of addiction through a variety of clinical venues, including office-based management, inpatient consultations and the VA Medical Center’s opioid treatment program (OTP). He also cares for veterans in Bloomington, Terre Haute, West Lafayette and their surrounding communities.
Dr. Miles completed his residency training in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2015 and then went on to complete a year as chief resident in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. After training, he worked as a Hospitalist at Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital before accepting his current position. He maintains an active involvement in graduate medical education, focusing on addiction training for both internal medicine and psychiatry residents.
Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.
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