Activity ID



December 31, 2023

Format Type

Performance Improvement (PI)

CME Credit




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.

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Educational Objectives

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
as needed
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

MIPS Approved

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

Practice Setting

Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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