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ECHO Idaho Free MAT Waiver Training
April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT
Prescribing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers, is carefully regulated. Qualified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants are required to acquire a MAT DATA waiver and maintain certifications to legally dispense or prescribe opioid dependency medications. This training may cost providers $200 and is often taken on-line since in-person trainings are rare. Because Idaho desperately needs more providers to offer this important treatment in their practice, ECHO Idaho is pleased to host a free MAT DATA waiver training Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 – 5pm MT for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The training, led by Dr. Alicia Carrasco, Dr. Magni Hamso, and Dr. Todd Palmer of Boise, will be offered in two parts: an initial live 4-hour seminar on April 23 in which you join using video conferencing, followed by online modules you complete on your own. Both portions of the training are free and approved for 8 credits of CME. Physicians who complete the training will qualify for the waiver to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine. Nurse practitioners and physicians assistants will also qualify for the waiver after an additional 16 hours of training. Participants can join with Zoom video conferencing from anywhere in the state but must be able to join using a webcam.