October 17, 2017
This webinar was previously recorded on October 17, 2017. To access the recorded presentation, click here. Please note that CLE credit is not available for pre-recorded playback.

The Feds Are Coming! Reducing Physician Risk When Prescribing Pain Medicine | Session One: The Rules Have Changed

October 17, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CDT

Polsinelli invites you to join us for session one in a series exploring concerns with the “opioid epidemic." Opioid overdose led to the deaths of 33,000 people in the US in 2015, almost half of which involved prescription opioids. Governmental and health related agencies are devoting significant energy and resources to reduce the quantity of controlled substances being prescribed. Concurrently, the DEA and Department of Justice have made enforcement relating to opioid prescribing a top priority by focusing on clinics, pharmacies and prescribing physicians. Practicing physicians need useful guidance in caring for patients for whom the use of prescription pain control is absolutely essential. This is a two part webinar series, it will provide practical guidance from health care lawyers at Polsinelli and the physician education experts at CPEP.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Summary of guidance on opioid prescriptions, including CDC guidelines, FDA guidance and standards from the Federation of State Medical Boards
  • New Medicaid reimbursement policies that are intended to change patient care
  • New clinical studies concerning the use of opioids for chronic pain
  • The latest from law enforcement (the DEA and DOJ)
  • Clinical perspective on the interplay between standard of care and the (changing) regulatory environment
  • Resources available to provide education and assist in creating effective systems in today’s changing environment