Activity ID



April 14, 2023

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Massachusetts Medical Society

Description of CME Course

NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids helps clinicians earn mandated CME and learn evidence-based strategies for assessing and managing pain. Available at no cost, it presents best practices for the appropriate use of opioids and strategies for recognizing and treating opioid use disorder. NEJM Knowledge+ features an engaging question bank, written by pain management experts and addiction specialists to reflect the types of clinical cases experienced by health care providers in everyday practice. Pain Management and Opioids covers the entire FDA Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain.

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Educational Objectives

• Choose the most appropriate pain-management strategy for an individual patient.
• Recognize the scenarios in which opioid analgesia is and is not appropriate.
• Recall the importance of routinely assessing pain, function, and adverse effects in patient taking chronic opioid therapy.
• Identify signs of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder.
• Choose the most appropriate strategy for tapering or discontinuing opioid analgesics when necessary.
• Choose the most appropriate intervention when opioid use disorder is suspected.


opioids, pain management, controlled substances, prescribing


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

CME Credit Type

AAFP Prescribed Credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Opioid REMS

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Extended-Release/Long-Acting Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

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

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