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Applying Patient-Centered Pain Care to Practice: A Case of Long-Term Opioid Use in Primary Care

Premiere Date: Friday, December 23, 2022

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Family Physicians (AAFP)
  3. Medicine (accme)
  4. Nursing (ANCC)
  5. Pharmacy (acpe)
  6. Dentists (ADA CERP)
  7. PA (aapa)
  8. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date:
Saturday, December 23, 2023
Note: Credit Is No Longer Available


Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAMMelissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health
Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Consult Service
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, FAANPKathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN, FAANP 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Nurse Practitioner, Section of Palliative Medicine
Dartmouth Health
Lebanon, NH

Statement of Need

Avoiding long-term opioids from the start is ideal. However, for patients with chronic pain who have been successfully managed on long-term opioids, benefits and risk must be considered carefully, and care needs to be individualized for each patient. In order to better address the needs of providers and patients living with pain, updates to the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain have been developed and are expected to be available in late 2022. These updates will address the integration of non-opioid treatment options, meeting the needs of patients who need opioids, strategies for safe and effective tapering, and identifying when referral to a pain specialist is warranted.

In this second installment of a REMS BriefCase series on pain management, faculty will discuss the CDC Guideline updates and how to successfully implement them into practice to improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with chronic pain. Upon completion, learners will leave equipped with the strategies necessary for safe and competent prescribing of opioids.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Incorporate the updated CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids to practice for safe and competent prescribing and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for patients with chronic pain.

Financial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies.

Please click here for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Target Audience

Physicians, surgeons, dentists, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

AAFP Credit (Family Physicians):
The AAFP has reviewed Applying Patient-Centered Pain Care to Practice: A Case of Long-Term Opioid Use in Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 12/30/2022 to 12/30/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Learning Formats
Enduring activity

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity:
This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and mitigated any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Weimer reports the following financial relationships:

Consultant: CVS Health and Path CCM, Inc.

Ms. Broglio reports no financial relationships to disclose.

The following peer reviewer and CME Outfitters staff have no financial relationships:

  • Shirley Michelle Franks, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC (peer reviewer)
  • Thomas W. Heinrich, MD Planning ommittee, AAFP)
  • Evan Luberger (planning committee)
  • Kellie Busby, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Kasey Brandt, PharmDr (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

  • Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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