For IT MATTTRs 2 Providers

The University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine is collaborating with the Colorado Health Extension System (CHES), and the Implementing Technology and Medication Assisted Treatment and Team Training in Rural Colorado (IT MATTTRs Colorado) project to help address the opioid epidemic affecting our state. This is a response to calls from our healthcare communities for help in diagnosing opioid use disorders (OUD) and supporting patients in medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs. With funding provided by the Office of Behavioral Health, we are recruiting 700 providers to complete the MAT waiver training to become certified to prescribe medication for the treatment of OUD. In addition, we will provide support through tools, resources and team training to practice staff on implementing MAT programs.

*We are close to reaching our capacity for providing compensation funds. Please submit your application soon, funds are released on a first come basis. If we reach capacity, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Who is Eligible?

Providers and providers in training which include physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are all eligible to complete the buprenorphine waiver training. Physicians require 8 hours of MAT training; NPs, CNSs, CNMs, CRNAs, and PAs require 24 hours of MAT training. Only providers who have completed the training after May 1st, 2017 are eligible for compensation.

*CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs are welcomed to take the training. However, we cannot provide compensation.

 

Medical Doctors (MDs), Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs), and Residents will be compensated for the 8 hours required to complete the waiver training at a rate of $95/hr. Licensed Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) will be compensated for the 24 hours required to complete the waiver training at a rate of $75/hr. Distribution of the funds is at the discretion of each individuals employer, and their respective organizations’ policy. Please check your organization's policies to determine whether you can receive compensation directly or if it must be sent to your organization.

  • MDs, DOs, and Residents: $95*8hrs=$760*
  • NPs and PAs: $75*24hrs=$1,800*

*Participating providers applying for their DEA waiver will receive an additional $240.

*CNSs, CNMs, and CRNAs are welcomed to take the training online, hybrid, or in-person. However, we cannot provide compensation.

Get Trained

Providers can complete 100% of your training online, or complete a hybrid training where the first half is a 4.25-hour training in person with 3.75 hours online. Check back periodically for additional in-person training dates.

    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Lesley Brooks
        • Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
        • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
        • Behavioral Health training: 1:00pm-3:00pm
        • Place: SummitStone Health Partners, 1250 N. Wilson Street, Loveland, CO 80537
        • Sign Up: sign up here
        • Flyer:  Bup Waiver Training Flyer
        • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Josh Blum
        • Date: Friday, March 1st, 2019
        • Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
        • Place: Denver Health - 601 Broadway on the 4th floor, room 484, Denver, CO,
          80209
        • Sign Up: sign up here
        • Flyer: MAT Training Denver Mar 2019
        • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Erika Iverson, MPH
        • Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
        • Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
        • Place: Red Rocks Community College - Arvada Campus, 5420 Miller Street, Arvada, CO, 80002
        • Sign Up: Please contact Erika.iverson@rrcc.edu303-914-6045
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Josh Blum
          • Date: Thursday, March 7th, 2019
          • Time: 12:30- 5:30pm
          • Place: Omni Interlocken Resort, 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO
          • Sign Up: sign up here
          • Flyer: IM2 MAT Waiver Training CLS
          • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Lesley Brooks
        • Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
        • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
        • Behavioral Health training: 1:00pm-3:00pm
        • Place: Monfort Family Clinic, 2930 11th Ave, Evans, CO 80620
        • Sign Up: sign up here
        • Flyer: Bup Waiver Training Flyer
        • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Lesley Brooks
        • Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
        • Time: 8:00am-12:00pm
        • Behavioral Health training: 1:00pm-3:00pm
        • Place: Sunrise Adelante Clinic, 1010 A Street, Greeley, CO 80631
        • Sign Up: sign up here
        • Flyer: Bup Waiver Training Flyer
        • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
    • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
      • Hosted by Dr. Josh Blum
        • Date: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
        • Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm
        • Place: Swedish Medical Center - 501 E. Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO  80113
          Sign Up: sign up here
        • Flyer: MAT Training Swedish Med Ctr
        • Time allowed between an in-person training to complete the online portion:  ASAM is 30 days;  PCSS is 45 days
        • HYBRID - Part in person, Part on-line
    • The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the sponsoring data organization for these trainings. Funding for these courses were made possible (in part) by 1U79TI026556 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government CME Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AAAP and University of Colorado Denver. AAAP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. .
    • Option Two – Online Training Options
  • Submit Your Application for your Waiver Here: http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/forms/select-practitioner-type.php
    • Upon completion of the MAT waiver training, providers must apply for a waiver through the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prescribe buprenorphine.  You will need the following information:
      • All will need a Certificate of Completion for the 8 hour MAT training.
      • NPs and PAs will need a Certificate of Completion for the additional 16-hour training required.
    • The waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA, which assigns the prescriber a special identification number.  The DEA regulations require that this number, and the provider's regular DEA registration number, be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions.
    • The application process takes about 45 days.  If the application is approved, the provider will receive a letter that confirms their waiver and contains the new buprenorphine prescribing identification number. Prescribers are capped at 30 MAT patients for the first year. After the first year of being limited to 30 patients you can apply online to increase to 100 patients, and a year after that you can apply again to increase to up to 275 patients at any one time. 
    • Residents won’t actually complete their Notice of Intent (NOI) form until they have their unrestricted DEA license.  At the conclusion of the training, they will get a survey which will generate their certificate.  They should hold on to this certificate and then when it’s time to apply for their waiver they can submit it with their NOI form. Residents may apply for the remaining $240 Waiver incentive within 3 months of completing their training.

 

  • Fill out your information and upload a copy of your certificate of completion for compensation. After you complete the form, you will be sent an email within 14 business days from the University of Colorado to complete your w-9. Step-by-step instructions will be included.

LINK TO COMPENSATION FORM

Who is eligible? Any practice in the state of Colorado that has at least one provider with a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Each practice must commit to having all staff receive the 5 hours of training on the IT MATTTRs Curriculum.

Please fill out an interest form and we will contact you to schedule your practice facilitation.

IT MATTTRs 2 PRACTICE INTEREST FORM

Contact

General Information

ITMATTTRs2@ucdenver.edu