NEW 2021-2022: Appropriate Prescribing in Tennessee

This new and updated program is for physicians and other healthcare professionals who are licensed to prescribe medication for pain. This course includes recent statistical data.  Completing this course will satisfy the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiner’s requirement of 2 CME hours in prescribing. For all MD/DO participants who successfully complete the program, and who are licensed in the state of Tennessee, your participation will be reported to the TN Medical Licensing Board.   We will cover the contributing factors of the current opioid epidemic and the rising overdose rates. Overview of the CSMD and requirements, the TN Chronic Pain Guidelines and recent regulatory updates, NAS and women’s health, and case vignettes throughout the lecture.


Speaker:  Michael Baron MD


In this program, physicians and other health care professionals will engage in a comprehensive review of new definitions, laws and other regulatory changes affecting pain management.  This program will help health care clinicians understand and adhere to prescribing guidelines to keep patients safe, and protect themselves from inadvertently contributing to the exploding prescription drug abuse epidemic.  Physicians will learn about the proper use and responsible management of pain clinics and the importance of educating patients on the pain medication prescribed. NOTE:  While approximately 25% of this program is Tennessee-specific, physicians from other states will also benefit from this program.


** This course satisfies the BME requirement of 2 CME hours in prescribing.

Target Audience

This course is for physicians and any other professional licensed to prescribe drugs.


Learning Objectives

  • Define substance use disorders and the craving brain
  • Apply the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines, NAS, Women's Health, and recent regulatory updates
  • Compare and Apply the efficacy of non-opioid analgesic strategies to treat pain

Additional Information

The Tennessee Medical Association
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

The faculty, planners and content contributors of this CME activity have nothing to disclose.  Faculty disclosure will again be disclosed at the beginning of the course.

Michael Baron, MD

Kathleen Caillouette

Jena Henderson

Brenda Williams-Dembo



2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (Enduring) The Tennessee Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Tennessee Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This course fulfills the 2 hours of Proper Prescribing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ requirement for licensure.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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This course is offered through Tennessee Medical Association. 

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