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Complying with the Statewide Mandate and Using the PMP to Provide Patient-Centered Care.

Prescribers Online Learning Series

Pain is complex. Discussing it doesn’t have to be. This video details evidence-based guidelines for using the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program to inform safe prescribing practices and communicate effectively with your patients. The Texas PMP plays a key role in addressing the opioid crisis. 

After watching this expert-led training video you will be able to:

  • Use PMP data and the NarxCare™ dashboard to provide patient-centered care
  • Navigate difficult conversations with patients regarding safe and effective alleviation of pain
  • Describe the legislative mandate to use the PMP

*As of 8/31/2021, state funding to cover the cost of integrated access to the Appriss Health PMP Gateway and NarxCare will end. The activity’s references to EHR integrated access and using the NarxCare dashboard are based on availability of these features as of the release date. The activity’s overall content remains relevant and up-to-date.

Brandon Allport-Altillo, MD, MPH, FAAP

Primary Care Internist and Pediatrician, Lone Star Circle of Care Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Dell Medical School

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Allison Benz, R.Ph., M.S.

Executive Director/Secretary, Texas State Board of Pharmacy

A.Benz Bio

Stephen Brint Carlton, J.D.

Executive Director, Texas Medical Board

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Erin Donovan, Ph.D.

Director of Interdisciplinary Education, Center for Health Communication Associate Professor of Communication Studies, UT Austin

E.Donovan CV

Lucas Hill, Pharm.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy Director, Operation Naloxone

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Michael Mackert, Ph.D.

Director of The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication

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Credit Hours: 1.0 CDE

Teaching Method: Self-Instruction (Lecture)
Includes Pre and Post Tests

Cost: Free

Dates of the presentation recording: January 23, 27, and 31, 2020

Date of Original Release: May 1, 2020

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2023

Date of expiration: May 1, 2025

AGD Subject Code: 157


Speaker’s Disclosure – Michael Mackert, Ph.D.; Lucas Hill, Pharm.D.; Erin Donovan, Ph.D; Brandon Allport-Altillo, MD, MPH, FAAP,
 Stephen Brint Carlton, J.D. and Allison Benz, R. Ph. did not report relevant financial relationships or disclose conflicts of interest relating to the educational content of this presentation.

The video and CME planning committee members are Susan Kirtz, MPH; Nick Brothers; Zach Cohen-Ford; Drazenka Dasha Rakasovic; Nicole Kirschten; Jessica Hughes Wagner, MPH, MCHES; Lucas Hill, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP; Michael Mackert, PhD. The members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

CE Disclosures

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Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of the (Texas Oral Health Coalition) and the (The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication) The (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. 

Technical Specifications


A maximum of 4.0 CDE may be taken in a 24 hour period via electronically mediated courses more hours than than will be considered an exploitation of electronic platforms and additional hours will not be awarded.

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Up to 8 hours of coursework may be self-study. These self-study hours must be provided by those entities cited in TSBDE Rule 104.2 of this title (relating to Providers). Examples of self-study courses include correspondence courses, video courses, audio courses, and reading courses. Hours of coursework in the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may not be considered in the 24-hour requirement.

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Up to 8 hours of coursework may be self-study. These self-study hours must be provided by those entities cited in §104.2 of this title (relating to Providers). Examples of self-study courses include correspondence courses, video courses, audio courses, and reading courses.

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