Comprehensive Controlled Substance Prescribing

in the Age of Increased Regulations, Legal Challenges and Diversion

February 8-10, 2019
Register now! The course is limited to 60 attendees.
Marriott Cincinnati North (Union Center),
6189 Muhlhauser Road West Chester, Ohio 45069

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE - $850.00
Registration Fee is $1,000 after January 15th 2019
NP/PA - $550 early reg/$650 45 days prior
MD - $850 early reg/$950 45 days prior
17.25 possible AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Office Managers - $250 for 1/2 day program on Saturday/$360 45 days prior

The registration fees include tuition, educational materials, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and parking.

GENERAL QUESTIONS and QUESTIONS REGARDING REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
For more information contact:
Michelle Byers at 415 | 518-5391 or MichelleHByers@gmail.com

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for physicians in all specialties, as well as APRNs and PAs, who prescribe controlled substances. The course may be particularly helpful to prescribers interested in expanding their knowledge of controlled substance prescribing, and those professionals who have been cited for inappropriate prescribing, such as prescribing large quantities. The course is designed to fulfill licensing board or credentialing requirements for remedial education.

Statement of Need

Unintentional drug overdose has become the leading cause of injury-related deaths in Ohio. In the United States, Ohio ranks the 5th highest rate of drug overdose deaths. In response to this growing drug abuse epidemic brought about by the misuse of the controlled substance of opioids, Ohio Governor, John R. Kasich, has put into place one of the nation’s most aggressive and compressive approaches to address opioid addiction and overdose deaths. It includes a strong focus on preventing the non-medical use of prescription drugs. Several state agencies in Ohio have implemented a multi-faceted strategy to improve opioid safety, combat diversion, and reduce unintentional drug overdose deaths. New laws and guidelines have been designed to help the prescriber understand the proper use of controlled substances, the risks associated with controlled substances, and how to safely prescribe these medications. Laws and rules are changing around prescribing controlled substances, and prescribers need to be up-to-date to ensure they not only avoid disciplinary action by regulatory boards, but also to help ensure they safely prescribe controlled substances to their patients. This course will provide prescribers with educational initiatives related to current controlled substance prescribing laws as well as evidence-based resources and tools.

Course Objectives

  • Interpret the state and federal laws governing the prescribing of controlled substances.
  • Identify evidence-based screening tools for screening and assessment of substance use and substance use disorders.
  • Identify local, state and national referral resources for patients with chemical dependency.
  • Describe prescribing guidelines for the safe and effective use of controlled substances, including opioid induced hyperalgesia.
  • Describe legal and malpractice implications when prescribing controlled substances.
  • Describe the laws and rules pertaining to APRNs and PAs who prescribe controlled substances in Ohio.
  • Identify current evidence and best practices when prescribing multiple controlled substances for a patient.
  • Identify and manage aberrant behaviors that are suggestive of prescription drug abuse and diversion.
  • Describe alternatives to prescribing controlled substances, including interventional procedures and non-opioid medications.
  • Discuss documentation best practices when prescribing controlled substances, including informed consent, controlled substance agreements and referrals.
  • Identify controlled substance prescribing guidelines for the safe and effective management of weaning and withdrawals symptoms.
  • Identify methods to prevent abuse, addiction, and diversion of controlled substances, including OARRS, urine drug testing and proper drug disposal.

Agenda

Friday - February 8, 2019

4:00-6:00 PM
Early Registration and Exhibitor Set up
6:00-6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
6:30-7:00 PM
Dinner sponsored by Gold Sponsor, AIT Labs
*No CME credits available for this session
7:00-8:00 PM PM
Movie Screening
Screening “Heroin(e)” – Huntington, WV “Ground Zero” for the opioid epidemic

Saturday - February 9, 2019

7:00-8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM
Welcome
8:15-9:00 AM
Prescribing Controlled Substances in Compliance with the Laws & Rules
Elizabeth Collis, JD
9:00-9:45 AM
Mandatory Reporting Obligations of Physicians to the State Medical Board of Ohio
Todd Collis, JD
9:45-10:15 AM
Break with Exhibits
10:15-11:15 AM
Deadly Mixes: Opioids, Stimulants and Depressants
Michael Staples & Gladstone McDowell, MD
11:15-12:00 PM
Identifying Red Flags, Aberrant Behavior and Management of Withdrawal Symptoms
Humam Akbik, MD & Michael Staples
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM
Malpractice: How to Protect your License and Your Practice
Mike Lyon, JD
2:00-3:00 PM
APRN and PA Controlled Substance Prescribing: Standard Care Arrangement/Supervision Agreement, Quality Assurance & Formulary
Elizabeth Collis, JD & Todd Collis, JD
3:00-3:30 PM
Break with Exhibits
3:30-4:00 PM
How to Assess for and Manage Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia
Gururau Sudarshan, MD
4:00-4:30 PM
Appropriate Use of Opioids in Non-Cancer Chronic Pain: What are the Alternatives?
Gururau Sudarshan, MD
4:30-5:30 PM
Legal Protections: Minimum Documentation and Controlled Substance Agreements
Daniel S. Zinsmaster, JD
5:30-6:00 PM
Cocktail reception with Exhibits
6:00-6:30 PM
Dinner sponsored by Gold Sponsor, Beckett Springs
*No CME credits available for this session
6:30-8:00 PM
Movie Screening “Recovery Boys”
Congressman Steve Chabot

Practice Administrators and Office Manager Sessions
Saturday, February 9, 2019

7:00-8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM
Welcome
Michael Staples
8:15-9:15 AM
A practical guide for protecting your office from the opiate epidemic with effective management and office policies
Michael Staples & Danny Luken
9:15-9:45 AM
Compliance with OARRS
Michael Staples
9:45-10:15 AM
Break with Exhibits
10:45-11:00 AM
MIPS and MACRA
Ron Mayse
11:00-12:00 PM
Case Studies on Appropriate Billing and Coding
Lisa Hastetter
12:00-1:00 PM
Luncheon

Sunday - February 10, 2019

7:00-8:00 AM
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:05 AM
Welcome
Humam Akbik, MD
8:05-8:45 AM
Addiction & Chemical Dependency: An Overview for Prescribers
Robert Campbell, MD
8:45-10:15 AM
New Medical Marijuana Rules in Ohio and Kentucky
Aaron Haslam, JD
10:15-10:45 AM
Break with Exhibits
10:45-11:15 AM
Interventional Pain Procedures: Reducing the Opiate Epidemic
Gladstone McDowell, MD
11:15-12:00 PM
Ohio’s New Acute Pain Prescribing Rules
Humam Akbik, MD
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00-2:30 PM
Controlled Substance Prescribing: A Legal Perspective
Eric Plinke, JD
2:30-3:15 PM
Marijuana, Pain & Addiction: Where is the Line?
Robert Campbell, MD
3:15-3:45 PM
The Complaint Process: What you need to know if you are investigated by the Medical Board
Michael Staples and Dennis Luken
3:45-4:05 PM
Tapering Controlled Substances and Management of Withdrawal Symptoms
Humam Akbik, MD
4:05-4:15 PM
Closing comments
Humam Akbik, MD

Faculty

Humam Akbik, MD

Humam Akbik, MD

Cincinnati Comprehensive Pain Center
Owner, Practice Shields
Eric J. Plinke, JD

Eric J. Plinke, JD

Partner
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Elizabeth Y. Collis, JD

Elizabeth Y. Collis, JD

Attorney at Law
Partner Collis Law Group, LLC
Michael F. Lyon, ESQ.

Michael F. Lyon, ESQ.

Eric Campbell, MD

Eric Campbell, MD

Michael Staples

Michael Staples

Owner, Practice Shields
Director of Compliance, Cincinnati Pain Physicians
Gururau Sudarshan, MD, FRCA

Gururau Sudarshan, MD, FRCA

Cincinnati Pain Physicians
Daniel S. Zinsmaster, JD

Daniel S. Zinsmaster, JD

Attorney at Law
Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
Detective Dennis Luken

Detective Dennis Luken

Pharmaceutical Diversion
Resources, Inc.
Aaron Haslam, JD

Aaron Haslam, JD

Accreditation
The West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians is accredited with Commendation by The West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) to provide continuing medical education for clinicians. The WVSIPP TM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.