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Summary of Bupe Meeting 2/27

posted Mar 5, 2014, 6:27 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Mar 5, 2014, 6:28 AM ]

From Chinazo:

1. FREE upcoming Bupe training - I am working with the NYC DOHMH and the AAAP (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry) to coordinate a bupe training at Montefiore that will allow residents and attendings' to be trained to receive a "waiver" that will allow for a DEA "X" number that is necessary to prescribe buprenorphine. The training will be at Montefiore, FREE, and CME credit will be available. We are finalizing the details, but right now will likely occur on Saturday June 7 or 14. The training is a "half-and-half" training in which 3.5 hours of training will occur via CD-ROM and workbook that will be sent to participants prior to the training. This workbook must be completed before participating in the 4.5-hour in-person training. More information will be forthcoming.

2. Bupe Prior Authorization Process - no complaints, the process seems to be working well, except for a few cases that are the exception.

3. Bupe Groups - Aaron Fox, along with Mariya Masyukova (4th year Einstein student), is leading the bupe group initiative. Aaron was on vacation and not present at the meeting, so although it was discussed, there are still outstanding questions/issues. Aaron is likely to present the bupe group treatment initiative at a CHCC provider meeting on Monday afternoon. In general, there were questions about the goals of the groups, and the expectations that providers and patients could have regarding the groups. For example, can providers expect that pts will give urine and be given bupe scripts at the groups? Are groups going to occur every 2 weeks consistently? What are the dates of the bupe groups? etc. Providers were all very positive about the potential for groups, but several processes remained unclear. This is a work in progress, and the providers' input into these groups is likely to be helpful in shaping their format and goals.

Our next bupe provider meeting will be on Wed, March 19 from 1-2:00.