Provider's Clinical Support System (PCSS-MAT) is a national training and mentoring project. Offerings include online training modules and webinars, resources, and a mentor program for providers of medication assisted treatment who are getting started or have less experience.
This handout discusses how a prescribing physician may prepare for a visit from the DEA. Such visits are required by law for physicians prescribing buprenorphine, and involve things such as prescription and dispensing records, and adherence to prescribing limits on number of patients.
This patient consent form (in Word®) explains buprenorphine treatment and warns about the adverse effects of mixing buprenorphine with other medications. The section at the bottom is for the patient and a witness to sign and date, indicating that the patient understands and wishes to receive treatment.
This chapter from TIP 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs discusses the use of drug testing as a means of monitoring patient progress and treatment efficacy. This chapter details several methods for implementing drug testing, their effectiveness, and their pros and cons.
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