Safe Prescribing Practices for Opioids

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Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners


This revolutionary learning module uses self-reflection questioning and the Amplifire cognitive eLearning platform, a neuroscience-driven questioning to help learners evaluate Confidently Held Misinformation (CHM) about opioids. Many physicians are not adequately trained to recognize and manage patients at high-risk for, or suffering from, prescription opioid misuse. In addition, nearly 50% of physicians find it difficult to discuss prescription drug misuse with their patients.1 This may have grave implications as, left untreated, prescription opioid misuse is associated with significant morbidity and mortality from non-fatal and fatal overdose.2-4 Some physicians, unaware of the risk, may prescribe opioids without conducting appropriate monitoring for benefits and risks. Others, fearful of the medico-legal risk that will ensue if patients overdose, develop an addiction, or divert (i.e. sell) their pain medications, refuse to prescribe opioids for any condition, even if required for adequate pain relief.5, 6 Engaging in this activity can increase clinicians’ comfort level in prescribing opioids and in managing any potential issues with abuse, addiction, adverse effects, tolerance, and medication interaction.7
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Completing the Safe Prescribing Practices for Opioids as a Physician allows you to receive the following:

  • 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™
    • Atrium Health designates this Performance Improvement Activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
  • 3.0 MOC Part II credit from specific medical specialty board(s)
Once completed the interactive online module, you will have access to medical board approved MOC Part IV projects. Participating in an approved activity will allow you to omit the initial paperwork and submission process of a new activity. Starting with an existing approved activity saves time and incorporates less paperwork to complete. If you choose to complete the activity you and your participating staff can receive the following:

Physicians and Physician Assistants
  • MOC Part IV Credit towards your medical specialty board(s)
  • Additional 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ which are eligible for MIPS
  • MOC Credit from the National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistants
Other participating staff
  • 2.0 CEU/20.0 Contact Hours

**Note to Participant: If you have any issues completing this online course using Internet Explorer, please try using another browser. We recommend using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.**

Original Release Date: April 1, 2020
Valid Thru: February 28, 2022

Accreditation Statement
Atrium Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity was designed to satisfy the three hours of Category I CME required by the North Carolina Medical Board's CME requirement for controlled substance prescribers. Visit the North Carolina Medical Board Prescribing CME requirements for more information. Participants are responsible for verifying all continuing education credit information regarding licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s).

To claim MOC Part II credit, you must provide your diplomate/unique identifying number with your registration. If you do not know your number, please visit:

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA):
American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO):
American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOHNS):
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM):
American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP):
American Board of Pathology: Contact ABPath directly, email

**By completing this activity, you grant permission to Atrium Health to share the competition data with ACCME on behalf of each learner according to the unique identifier of ABMS boards.**

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).


  • Assess clinicians’ level of Confidently Held Misinformation (CHM) about opioids
  • Reduce injudicious opiate prescribing behavior with a focus on North Carolina, but accessible to opioid prescribers nationwide
  • Collect data to demonstrate efficacy of the misinformation (CHM) practice modification approach
  • Demonstrate potential of AmpliFire to improve frequency of evidence-based practice for other clinical use cases
  • Recognize improvement of health care outcomes and reduce health care cost resulting from avoidable variation in provider care decisions


Shivani Pandya MPH


Apr 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022
Apr 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022
3.00 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
3.00 - ABIM MOC Patient Safety
3.00 - ABP MOC Part 2
3.00 - ABA MOCA Patient Safety
3.00 - ABOHNS MOC Part 2
3.00 - ABPath MOC Part 2
3.00 - ABO MOC Patient Safety
Apr 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022
CPA Participants (Must Have Code)
Practice Support Team (Must Have Code)
Novant Participants (Must Have Code)
Preceptor (Must Have Code)
CaroMont (Must Have Code)
Atrium Health (Must Have Code)
Tryon Medical Partners (Must Have Code)
Mecklenburg Medical Society (Must Have Code)
Health Department (Must Have Code)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
ABIM MOC Patient Safety
ABP MOC Part 2
ABA MOCA Patient Safety
ABPath MOC Part 2
ABO MOC Patient Safety