PAINWeekEnd in Seattle Offers CE/CME Education to Meet the Challenges of Opioid Prescribing Regulations

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A Full Day of Pain Management for the Main Street Practitioner on Saturday, November 9; mingle with faculty and attendees, learn and earn up to 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for $129.

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As payer policies for treatment continue to evolve, it is important that providers take steps to stay current on the legal and regulatory environment that may affect their practice and their patients

PAINWeekEnd on November 9 at the Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street in Seattle, Washington, will be a timely full day program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 hours of relevant, practical instruction in the management of chronic pain.

Earlier this year, acting on a legislative mandate, the Washington State Medical Commission concluded a public comment and hearing process on proposed changes to the state’s opioid prescribing requirements for physicians and physician assistants. In a communication to its membership, the Washington State Medical Association sought support for its position that “…the WSMA remains concerned about the volume of administrative burden and liability these rules would place on physicians and physician assistants during the limited context of a patient encounter and the resulting impact on access to appropriate care. Senior faculty member Jennifer Bolen, JD, founder of The Legal Side of Pain, in Knoxville, Tennessee is a presenter. She observed, “As payer policies for treatment continue to evolve, it is important that providers take steps to stay current on the legal and regulatory environment that may affect their practice and their patients. To that end, I look forward to helping PAINWeekEnd attendees understand medical necessity for substance abuse treatment, drug testing, and prescribing controlled medications.” Attorney Bolen will present two courses at PAINWeekEnd: Get Your Specimens in Order: Timely Use of Test Results, and Embrace Changes and Prevent Overdose: A Basic Blueprint for Legal Risk Mitigation and Response.

Other courses to be offered at PAINWeekEnd Seattle include Nonopioid Analgesics: Antidepressants, Adjuvant Therapies, and Muscle Relaxants; Urine Drug Testing: A Patient Centered Approach; Cannabis vs Cannabinoids: The Politics of Medical Marijuana; and Rational Polypharmacy. Commercially supported activities—addressing a range of product, disease state, and medical information topics—will also be presented.

For more information about this or other regional conferences, and to register for $129, go to the https://www.painweek.org/conferences/painweekend/seattle-wa-2019-conference website. BONUS: PAINWeekEnd registrants may register for the 2020 PAINWeek National Conference, September 8-12, in Las Vegas, for $200 off the regular online published price.

About Global Education Group:
Global Education Group focuses on producing partnership-based CME for healthcare practitioners. The Global team works with a select group of medical education companies, associations, academic institutions and healthcare facilities to develop and accredit live healthcare conferences and workshops as well as online activities. With each partnership or joint providership, Global brings accreditation expertise, project management excellence and grant funding intelligence. Based in Littleton, Colo., Global has accreditation with commendation from the ACCME. Global also holds accreditations to offer continuing education for nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, dentists and psychologists. Global is a division of Ultimate Medical Academy.

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