Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training held with 62 attendees.
In East Lansing, 62 Michigan emergency department physicians and nurse practitioners attended a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training coordinated by the Michigan OPEN-MEDIC project team. Dr. Eric Ketcham, an ED physician, addiction specialist and MAT expert from New Mexico, conducted the 8-hour waiver training. Drs. Brad Riley (Spectrum Health), Andy King (Detroit Medical Center) and Nick Rademacher (Hurley Medical Center) served as co-trainers and are MEDIC project physician champions.
Nine MEDIC project participating EDs were represented plus five other Michigan hospitals. BCBSM provided financial incentives to physicians to attend the training. Attendees are required to apply for SAMHSA buprenorphine waiver certification.