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New CME webinar focuses on use of ePDMP

The Wisconsin Medical Society is expanding its Improving Opioid Prescribing education series. A new webinar has been added to help physicians and their teams maintain compliance with the requirement to consult Wisconsin’s Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) before issuing a prescription order for most controlled substances.

The webinar, which is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, will be offered live on October 26 from noon to 1 p.m. and will be available on-demand following the live broadcast.

During The Wisconsin ePDMP: What to Look For, and What to Do When You Find It, Michael McNett, MD, Medical Director for Chronic Pain at Aurora Greater Milwaukee South, will explain when and how the ePDMP should be used, including exceptions to the requirement. Using the recommendations of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board’s Opioid Prescribing Guideline, he will cover what physicians should do when they discover concerning information. Doctor McNett also will discuss recent amendments included in the state budget that make clear the role of “agents” and eliminate confusing language implying that noncompliant physicians could be referred to law enforcement. Click here to register.

As a supplemental resource, the Society also has prepared Wisconsin ePDMP: Frequently Asked Questions, which has been updated to reflect the new language included in the state budget. Click here to view the updated FAQs.

Visit the Society’s Education Center to learn more about and register for this and other webinars.

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