Activity ID



December 30, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine


There remains a significant gap between physicians who are DATA-waived to prescribe buprenorphine in Oregon and those who are actively prescribing it. According to a 2004 study in Biological Psychiatry, “Contemporary addiction treatment:

A review of systems problems for adults and adolescents,” many of the most common
barriers to prescribing buprenorphine need to be addressed on a systems level. For prescribers, these barriers included: ‘…payment issues, insufficient nursing support, insufficient office support, lack Of institutional support, and pharmacy issues. The more common barriers for non-prescribers were insufficient office support, insufficient nursing support, lack of institutional support, insufficient staff knowledge, and low demand. About half of prescribers reported at least one barrier, whereas two-thirds of non-prescribers reported at least one barrier.”

Register for this Activity

ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
More Information
Commercial Support?

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.

Educational Objectives

1. Identify and develop administrative policies and protocols for the treatment of addiction in primary care. For example: cross-coverage for prescribers, referral pathways etc.
2. Develop standardized processes and workflows for patient office visits (preferably EMR based). For example: process for in-home or office inductions, completing COWS scores, ordering standard labs, ordering medications including naltrexone, health history, community psycho-social resources, etc.
3. Develop processes for improving communication and best practices for the exchange of health information. For example: when do 42CFR and other federal regulations apply to the treatment of addiction in primary care.


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

View All Activities by this CME Provider

The information provided on this page is subject to change. Please refer to the CME Provider’s website to confirm the most current information.