Activity ID



December 17, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: Massachusetts Medical Society

Description of CME Course

Given the scale of the opioid epidemic and the need to provide treatment for those suffering from opioid use disorder, the primary care setting is increasingly important as a venue for buprenorphine therapy. Many physicians in the ambulatory setting, even if already licensed to prescribe buprenorphine, may wish to provide this care but are unsure how to get started and what resources may be available to help support them when they encounter questions and challenges. This program aims to allow physicians in the primary care setting who have successfully made OUD part of their daily practice share their experiences, resources they have used long the way, and empower attendees to start prescribing life-saving buprenorphine therapy more regularly in their practices.

Part 1 – Prescribing Buprenorphine and Available Resources
Part 2 – Models of Care for OUD
Part 3 – Buprenorphine Prescribing in Primary Care – Q & A

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Educational Objectives

Cite what buprenorphine is, orient to waiver process, timeline for certification, and patient limits
Discuss challenges of starting to prescribe buprenorphine in various settings
Describe supports available to make prescribing buprenorphine easier for clinicians new to treating OUD
Recognize the many models of care & collaboration that can be utilized to treat OUD in the ambulatory setting and address common questions and issues surrounding the logistics of providing OUD care in the primary care setting


Pain management, Opioid Epidemic


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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