ExpiresDecember 31, 2023
Format TypePerformance Improvement (PI)
CME Provider: Altarum
Description of CME Course
Michigan Sustained Patient-Centered Alcohol Related Care, or MI-SPARC, is a program that supports your practice in the implementation of evidence-based approaches to alcohol-related care. The training covers screening for unhealthy alcohol use, offering brief intervention, and engaging patients in shared decision-making regarding their treatment, including participating in counseling or taking medications that treat alcohol use disorder. Addressing alcohol use and the stigma associated, is important for the whole person integrated care. It is especially important during the ongoing pandemic, with its corresponding rise in stress, depression, and alcohol use. Our free, six-month program offers PI-CME/MOC part IV for participation.
Contact us today to enroll in our next session at MI-SPARC@altarum.org.
Altarum is an ABMS Portfolio Program Sponsor, To learn more about the program, visit https://www.abms.org/initiatives/abms-portfolio-program.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
ABMS MOC Part IV CME Activity (Portfolio Program Pathway)
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
At the end of the activity, the learner will be able to:
Perform patient screening, risk assessment risk, and brief counseling for unhealthy alcohol use
Understand the full spectrum of alcohol use disorders
Understand the purpose of brief alcohol counseling: decreasing alcohol-related risks
Implement preventive routine alcohol screening and assessment in practical ways
Offer advice and feedback individualized to each patient, along with brief alcohol counseling
Comfortably diagnose and engage patients with an AUD
Learn to offer medical advice and shared decision-making about AUD
Prescribe effective AUD medications based on individual patient profile
Refer patient to additional alternative support system
Screening, Primary care practices, Quality improvement, Integrated behavioral health, SBIRT COVID-19
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
This activity qualifies for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where you can earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment
Outpatient, Rural, Urban