CURES 2.0: What Physicians Need to Know Now

The webinar, led by CAP’s Vice President of Risk Management and Patient Safety, Ann Whitehead, JD, RN, is now available for free on-demand learning and is eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. To access the course, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the secure link here.
  2. Follow the instructions on the “Sign-Up” page to create your account. If you have an existing account, select “Login” to access your dashboard and skip step 3.  
  3. After you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your account. Once verified, you will be able to access your course dashboard.
  4. On your dashboard, select the course titled “CURES 2.0: What Physicians Need to Know Now,” which will be displayed under “Catalog.”  
  5. Upon completion of the course, you will earn 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and a certificate of proof.

Description

This CME activity aims to provide physician learners and paraprofessionals with information and strategies for reducing professional liability risk exposure as well as for improving patient safety and the patient care experience.  There are many concerns about the opioid epidemic in both the United States and California. CURES 2.0: What Physicians Need to Know Now will address the national opioid epidemic and provide information to physicians about the California CURES 2.0 database and new California mandate to consult the CURES database.  It is important for physicians to understand the new CURES regulation and its effect on prescribing practices and the standard of care when prescribing  Schedule II-IV medications. The course describes the three CURES 2.0 mandates – mandatory registration, mandatory consultation/exceptions and mandatory reporting. This activity will also focus on issues surrounding prescribing practices, physician to physician communication, consequences of non-compliance, security prescription requirements, naloxone regulations and medical board investigations. 

Summary of Content:

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is a physician-owned and physician-directed corporation created to provide California physicians with medical professional liability coverage and other services related to their medical practice.  We have collected decades of medical malpractice claims which provide us with the opportunity to analyze, identify the root causes of patient injury and provide education which addresses the deficiencies. 

The purpose of the CAP CME activity is to provide education that promotes change, development and improvement for our physician learners and other health care learners.  Our CME activity provides high-quality, evidence-based educational activities that are developed to increase physician competence, enhance practice performance, and/or promote patient safety and whenever possible, improve patient outcomes in the populations served by our learners.  

General Information

You are not required to complete this Curriculum in one sitting.  Our site will track your progress and allow you to log in at a later date to complete the activity.  The full activity will take approximately one (1)) hour to complete and is presented as a recorded lecture format.  In order to receive credit for completing the activity, you will be required to complete the evaluation presented at the end of the activity. 

Target Audience:  This education is intended for all prescribers of schedule II-IV controlled substances.  Physician learners of all specialties and practice locations and other health professionals including nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the targeted audience.

Release Date:  July 1, 2018

Expiration Date:  July 1, 2021

CME Granting Organization: 

Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.
333 S. Hope St., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
800-252-7706
Website: www.capphysicians.com

Content Disclaimer

The information presented in this program should not be considered legal advice applicable to a specific situation. Legal guidance for individual matters should be obtained from a retained attorney.

Policies

Copyright Policy This material is copyrighted © 2018 by the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc

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Contact us at riskinternet@CAPphysicians.com or 800-252-0555 Cooperative of American Physicians Inc., 333 South Hope St., 8th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071.

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Hardware and Software Requirements

To view our internet online presentations, your computer must meet the requirements below:

Hardware: Participants must have a personal computer with internet connection and speakers or an iOS or Android mobile device.

Operating Systems and Browsers

Windows 10 and later:

Internet Explorer 10 (requires Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later)

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

Mac OSX 10.11 and later:

Safari 10 and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Firefox 55.0 or later 

iPad iOS 10.0 and later:

Safari

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Android Tablets OS 7.0 (Nougat) and later

Google Chrome 63.0 or later

Smartphones: Not recommended

Bandwidth:  High Speed or DSL

About the Authors

This activity was prepared by the CAP Risk Management & Patient Safety staff who have many years of experience as experts and thought leaders in clinical risk management, practice management and adverse event handling.  These highly qualified individuals have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with learners to help reduce risk and increase the quality of patient care.

Accreditation Statement

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements of the IMQ/CMA by the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. 

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Conflict of Interest Policy

CAP requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the activity. The disclosures have been reviewed for any relevant financial relationships and subject to a mechanism to identify and resolve any conflicts of interest.

Disclosure Statement

The authors, editors, reviewers and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with an IMQ/CMA defined commercial interest to disclose.

No other person was in a position to control the content, presentation or evaluation of this educational activity. 

With respect to this CME activity, the following disclosures were obtained:

Planners, Author(s) & Speakers  

Ann Whitehead, JD, RN – Read Bio.  Nothing to disclose

Diana Douglas, CPHRM - Read Bio.  Nothing to disclose

Editor(s)

Ann Whitehead, JD, RN – Vice President, Risk Management & Patient Safety

Statement Regarding Commercial Support

No commercial support was applied for or received for this online activity.

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members (Education Committee and RM Staff)

JEFF SHAPIRO, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICAL

 

SPEAKER

 

 

PARATEK PHARMACEUTICAL

SPEAKER

 

 

PFIZER/BMS PHARMACEUTICAL

SPEAKER

 

 

TRANENTERIX SURGICAL

STOCK HOLDER

 

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOSPITALIST NETWORK

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

 

 

PHYSICIAN, COMPANION HOSPICE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

GREG LIZER, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

ROGER ENG, MD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

CARESTREAM

ADVISORY BOARD

 

 

ADVANCED CLINICAL/GOOGLE

MEDICAL SPECIALIST

 

 

APPLE, GOOGLE, iROBOT, GILEAD SCIENCE, CELGENE

STOCK HOLDER

STACIE MACDONALD

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

NIKAN KHATIBI, DO

CME COMMITTEE/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

DIANA DOUGLAS

VP RISK MANAGEMENT/PLANNER

NONE

NONE

ANN WHITEHEAD, RN, JD

VP RISK MANAGEMENT/ PLANNER

NONE

NONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

By the end of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  1. Discuss when a mandated prescriber must consult the CURES 2.0 database.
  2. Identify which healthcare providers must consult the CURES 2.0 database and the circumstances that require the query.
  3. List the exemptions for not consulting CURES.
  4. Discuss the Administrative sanctions for non-compliance.
  5. Identify the requirements for the new security prescription forms.
Learning Assessment; Method and Medium

Learning Assessment

There will be a post-test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

 Method and Medium

To obtain CME/credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation survey and pass the post-test with 8 of 10 correct answers.Then you will be able to print your certificate online. 

NP, PA & RN Information

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants will earn a certificate of completion.

Bibliography

Health & Safety Code section 11165.4

Cures Mandatory Use reference sheet (DOJ)  https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/pdmp/cures-mandatory-use.pdf

Cures Advisory Memo (DOJ) - https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/pdmp/cures-advisory-memo.pdf

Medical Board of California: CURES Frequently Asked Questions -  http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Prescribing/CURES/CURES_FAQ.pdf?utm_source=link&utm_medium=website_homepage&utm_campaign=CURES&utm_content=faqThe Digital Doctor, Robert Wachter, MD 2015