Free

Buprenorphine 201: Workshop on Advanced Practice & Barriers to Prescribing

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Carver Biomedical Research Building

285 Newton Road

Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB)

Iowa City, IA 52246

View Map

Event description
Opportunity to improve provider knowledge of MAT & opioid use disorder

About this Event

Buprenorphine 201: A Workshop on Advanced Practice & Current Barriers to Prescribing: Many prescribers and healthcare providers from around Iowa have obtained training to prescribe buprenorphine and completed the X waiver. However, providers have begun to work with patients experiencing opioid use disorder to varying degrees of success. Many providers, particularly those living in rural communities and the western half of the state, see few patients who many benefit from buprenorphine and as a result have difficulty maintaining their knowledge of MAT. Other providers continue to face significant administrative burdens related to prescribing MAT, particularly for Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries. Community advocates and providers working in Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) also report that patients face significant barriers to accessing buprenorphine and are sometimes prohibited from initiating treatment by their correctional supervisors or DHS caseworkers. This workshop will allow providers an opportunity to review the basics of treating patients with buprenorphine and explore complex patient cases to improve provider knowledge and understanding of opioid use disorder and its treatment. Further, the workshop will serve as a space for providers to discuss challenges for patients and prescribers in ensuring access to MAT. Attendees will develop a set of recommendations for policy and practice changes in Iowa that will be used to assist advocates, policy makers, providers, and payers in improving MAT access. There is no cost to attend; lunch provided.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Carver Biomedical Research Building

285 Newton Road

Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB)

Iowa City, IA 52246

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved