Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Consultation Hours
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) – also known as Medication Assisted Treatment, or MAT – involves a combination of a medications that target the brain and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes.
To supplement additional jointly accredited continuing education opportunities provided by ECHO Idaho - including our ongoing Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders; Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders and Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care series - ECHO Idaho offers this “consultation hours” series, designed to connect healthcare professionals treating patients with opioid- and substance-use disorders with addiction medicine and behavioral health experts to receive quality feedback, suggestions and support in real time.
Questions related to buprenorphine, methadone, prescribing medications for opioid use disorder and psychosocial aspects are all welcome.
Didactic- and case-presentations are not featured in consultation hours sessions, and CE/CME credit is not available.
Important X-Waiver Updates
With the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the Act) on Dec. 29, 2022, Congress eliminated the “DATA-Waiver Program,” also known as the MAT Waiver or X-Waiver program. The DEA has consequently lifted all registration and training requirements and eliminated the patient limits. This change will dramatically increase access to treatment across the country and hopefully help turn the opioid epidemic around. Now is the best time to drop-in during MOUD Consultation Hours to get your MOUD-related questions answered.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain time, first, third and fifth Thursdays.
ECHO Idaho’s full series schedule is available here.
The target audience is primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.) who are seeing and treating patients with opioid- or substance-use disorders, but all physicians, clinicians and behavioral health specialists are welcome.
Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.
Pre-registration is not required to attend Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Consultation Hours. Drop-in as your schedule allows.
- Dates: First, third and fifth Thursdays
- Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain time
- Zoom Link
- Zoom Call: 646-558-8656
- Meeting ID: 989 5790 4651
- Password: 208208
For help connecting: Please call 208-364-4072 or email email@example.com
- Professional Development: Gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Health care professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.