November 1, 2017
This webinar was previously recorded on November 2, 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 Two: Mitigating Risk When Managing Existing High Dose, Chronic Pain Patients

November 1, 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:

  • Insight on the chronic pain and other patient populations receiving high dosage opioid therapy
  • Practical guidance for reducing legal and enforcement risk to treating providers and organizations
  • Tips for physicians who inherit or accept patients whose current treatment involves high dosage opioid therapy
  • Perspective on how to balance the legal concerns with the physician’s duty and desire to help this patient population
  • Resources available for physicians and physician leaders