The nation is facing competing public health issues: the need to treat a large number of Americans with acute and chronic pain versus the crisis of prescription opioid abuse. Pri-Med’s Strategies for Effective Pain Management curriculum focuses on improving practitioners’ ability to recognize, diagnose, and classify pain; educating clinicians on the full spectrum of pain management options, including non-opioid pharmacologic interventions; and providing risk reduction strategies through integration of opioids into individualized pain management plans. Clinicians will learn to recognize signs and symptoms of opioid dependence and abuse to manage patients’ pain and medication use optimally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Employ appropriate practices that balance the benefits and risks of opioids in acute and chronic pain
  • Identify opioid use disorder and recognize when and how to intervene with treatment or referral
  • Assess pain and potential risk factors for abuse and opioid use disorder/addiction

American Board of Internal Medicine – Maintenance of Certification:

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3.5 Medical Knowledge & Patient Safety MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Clinical Practice Improvement Activity:

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).

For guidance on how clinicians can attest to participation in a MIPS Improvement Activity, visit https://qpp.cms.gov/mips/improvement-activities.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://ce.opioidanalgesicrems.com/RpcCEUI/rems/pdf/resources/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).