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PCSS-MAT 2016 AAAP Half & Half Online Modules Year 1

Department of Health and Human Services Training Requirements


The Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 specifies several ways in which physicians can qualify to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine in their offices for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Some will need to complete training prior to notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of their intention to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has been designated by law to provide such training. Completion of this "Half and Half" course meets the 8 hour requirement specified in the Act.

Description of this Course

​Welcome to the "Half and Half" Course for Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence!


This product, developed for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and to be used in PCSS-MAT trainings, is a course that combines online training modules with live in-classroom training. Completion of this "Half and Half" Course meets the 8-hour training requirements in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. This act specifies that physicians will need to complete training prior to notifying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) of their intention to prescribe approved drugs in Schedules III, IV, or V (e.g.: Buprenorphine products) for treatment of opioid dependence. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Medical Association (AMA), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM) are five organizations that have been designated by law to provide this training.

The "Half and Half" Course consists of the following components:


1. One "half" of the course consists of 3.75 hours of on your own training containing five modules that provide background on the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders as well as a set of Clinical Tools to assist you in starting your practice. This web course contains several documents that you will need to complete as part of the course. All sections of this web course should be completed in the order that they are delivered in this course so that you will meet all waiver-related requirements.
   

The following sections should be completed in this web course:

    1. Registration Form
    2. Consent to Release Information to CSAT regarding your waiver application
    3. Consent Form for Use of Survey
    4. Five training modules

2. After completing the five training modules, you will be directed to a required examination. You must complete the examination before you attend the live face-to-face training. You must receive a score of at least 75% (18/24 questions correct).

3. After completing the first "half" of the course and successfully passing the examination, you must attend the second "half" of the course. The second "half" of the course consists of 4.25 hours of live face-to-face training.

4. Program staff will verify that you have completed the 8 hours of training and passed the examination before certifying your waiver eligibility to CSAT.

5. If you give consent in the Consent Form for Use of Survey, you will be contacted via email in 90 days with a link to complete a follow-up survey.

Successful completion of the above components is necessary in order to receive a "Half and Half" Course Certificate of Completion.

A downloadable copy of the five modules, the material presented in the face-to-face training, and a selection of case studies are included for your convenience at the end of this web course for use on day of training and for future reference.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (888) 572-7724 or e-mail buptraining@aaap.org.