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DEA-Registered Providers Need Credit Toward MATE Requirement for Renewal?

May 22, 2024 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, opioid use disorder, Medication assisted treatment

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Our partners at Area L AHEC are presenting a program that provides 1.5 hours of DEA-MATE content that can be used toward the 8-hour training requirement.

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Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment

May 14, 2024 1:12:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, medicare, screening, opioid use disorder, Medicare advantage

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Medicare pays for opioid use disorder (OUD) screenings performed by physicians and non-physician practitioners.  If you diagnose your patient with OUD, they also pay for treatment services.

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Opioid Prescriber Training: Live Webinar May 10, 2024

May 1, 2024 4:23:56 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in Substance Use, opioid use disorder, opioids, Medication assisted treatment

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Community Forum: Substance Use with Beth Macy

Jun 28, 2023 8:41:27 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in opioid use disorder, opioids

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Burke County Health Department is hosting a Community Forum event on July 12 featuring Beth Macy, the author of Dopesick, recently adapted for the HULU television series with Michael Keaton.

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FDA approves Narcan 4mg nasal spray for OTC use

Apr 4, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in overdose, opioid use disorder

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On March 29, the FDA approved the first nonprescription, 'over-the-counter' (OTC) naloxone nasal spray, Narcan. Naloxone--a medicine that can reverse an opioid-related overdose--has been shown to be a critical tool to prevent fatal overdoses, connect more people to treatment for substance use disorder, and save lives. 

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No waiver? No problem!

Jan 17, 2023 8:19:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in Primary Care, opioid use disorder

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 The Drug Enforcement Administration sent a letter to all registrants to notify them that effective December 29, 2022, Congress eliminated the "DATA-Waiver Program".
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September is Recovery Month

Sep 13, 2022 12:00:00 PM / by Leslie D McDowell, DNP, ANP-BC, RN posted in behavioral health, recovery, alcohol use, opioid use disorder

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Join the Practice Support Team at Northwest AHEC in observing Recovery Month. 

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Forsyth Regional Community Crisis Resource Guide

May 25, 2022 7:43:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in behavioral health, care management, harm reduction, overdose, opioid use disorder

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The Forsyth Regional Opioid & Substance Use Team (FROST) is made up of representatives from over 80 different community agencies in addition to community members with lived experiences.

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