Getting Ready for the Changes in E/M – 2021 Coding and Documentation for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
Big changes are ahead in the coding, documentation and payment of evaluation and management services that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, as well as changes/updates in coding and documentation for psychiatry and addiction medicine. The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (OPPA) is offering a series of on-demand webinars to assist psychiatrists and other behavioral health clinicians (and their staffs) prepare for the changes. The webinars will be available in early December and details can be found here (go to On Demand). The OPPA is offering a discount to members of OSAM, who register for the full series. When completing the on-line registration, simply add the code: OSAM2020 to receive the reduced rate.
Tools and resources to improve clinical care and tips to enhance faculty presentations.
Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine
The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-hour program is an innovative educational program empowering primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for or with addiction.
Pain Management and Opioids Resources
Materials available to ER/LA Opioids prescribers and those affected by the prescriptions.
A national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of newer pharmacotherapies to address opioid dependence.
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course Resources
Resources available to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
ASAM is currently not offering MRO Training Courses.
The medical review officer (mro) field is complex and rapidly evolving due to technical advances, regulatory changes, and new patterns of abuse. Testing for substances of abuse is now the rule rather than the exception in settings as diverse as the workplace, the doctor’s office, and many schools throughout the country. The drug-free workplace act affects all federal agencies. Mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver’s license holders, and other transportation workers. Joint government agreements between the united states, canada, and mexico monitor truckers crossing international borders. Federal regulations require mro qualification and re-qualification training followed by certification and recertification by a nationally recognized medical review officer certification board every 5 years.