Massachusetts CME Program

State CME Package

This unique five-program set is specifically designed for Massachusetts physicians and their associated state CME requirements. It includes End of Life Care, Pain Medication Challenges, Pain Management, Electronic Health Records and Topics in Risk Management.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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End of Life and Palliative Care (DVD video)

Our national experts provide insights into the basic precepts of palliative care and detail symptom management for common disease processes, the nature and structure of hospice programs, and how palliative care programs can interface with traditional medical care.

Topics/Speakers

  • Palliative Care and End of Life - Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD
  • Palliative Care: Pain and Symptom Management - Ursula A. McVeigh, MD
  • Palliative Care Emergencies - Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR
  • Palliative Care in Neuro-Degenerative Disease - Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD
  • Palliative Radiation Therapy - Stephen Berns, MD
  • Hospice - Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP
  • Culture and Palliative Care - Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH
  • Palliative Care 2012 - Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
  • Geriatric Nephrology and Renal Palliative Care - Mark Swidler, MD
  • Hospice Billing and Documentation - Sonni Mun, MD
  • Pediatric Palliative Care - Eugene Perlov, MD
  • Palliative Care in the ICU - Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP; Zara Cooper, MD

 

Faculty

Speakers

Stephen Berns, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Zara Cooper, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Department of Surgery
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Helen M. Fernandez, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Director, Medical Education
  • Director, Geriatrics Fellowship Program
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Michael L. Frankenthaler, MD, FCCP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Hofstra-NS/LIJ School of Medicine
  • Hempstead, NY
  • Medical Director, Hospice Care Network
  • Director, Palliative Medicine Unit
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Manhasset, NY

Elizabeth Lindenberger, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Fellowship Program Education Director
  • Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  • James J. Peters VA Medical Center
  • Bronx, NY

Ursula A. McVeigh, MD

  • Interim Medical Director, Fletcher Allen
  • Palliative Care Medicine Physician
  • Fletcher Allen Assistant Professor
  • University of Vermont College of Medicine

 

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP

  • The Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care
  • Institute Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics
  • Vice Chair for Public Policy
  • Professor Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care

Sonni Mun, MD

  • Medical Director of The Haven Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • Inpatient Hospice Unit
  • Bellevue Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Cynthia X. Pan, MD, AGSF, FACP

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Director, Palliative Care
  • New York Hospital Queens
  • Flushing, NY

Eugene Perlov, MD

  • Physician, Integrative Palliative
  • Regional Medical Director
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
  • New York, NY

Elizabeth M. Rickerson, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Boston, MA

Cardinale B. Smith, MD, MSCR

  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology
  • The Tisch Cancer Institute
  • Lilian and Benjamin Herzberg
  • Palliative Care Institute Brookdale
  • Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Mark Swidler, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: November 15, 2017
Estimated time to complete this activity: 13 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

Pain Medication Challenges – Appropriate Use of Opiates and Other Controlled Substances (DVD video)

This course includes a comprehensive review of pain medicine by providing evidence-based, expertly informed education relevant to today’s pain medicine challenges.

Topics/Speakers

  • Opiate Therapy Controversies - Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Psychology of Chronic Pain - Robert Edwards PhD
  • Medical-legal Considerations of Chronic Pain - Edward Michna MD
  • Opioid Risk Management - Robert Jamison MD
  • Toxicology for Chronic Pain - Stacy E. F. Melanson MD, PhD
  • Chronic Pain Disorders - Edgar L. Ross MD

 

Faculty

Speakers

Robert Edwards PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Robert Jamison MD

  • Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Stacy E. F. Melanson MD, PhD

  • Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

 

Edward Michna MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Pain Trials Center
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Srdjan Nedeljkovic, MD

  • Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Edgar L. Ross MD

  • Director of Pain Management Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2017
Estimated time to complete this activity: 5 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

Pain Management (DVD video)

A comprehensive course focused on providing up-to-date information for the care of patients with chronic pain. Topics range from medico-legal considerations to complex pain problems such as regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain, headache, and back and spine pain. Pharmacology and psychopharmacology of pain is also covered.

Topics/Speakers

  • Medical-Legal Considerations of Chronic Pain - Edward Michna, MD
  • Non-Opioid Pharmaceuticals Used in Pain Management - Charles E. Argoff, MD
  • Opiate Therapy Controversies - Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Opioid Risk Management - Robert N. Jamison, PhD
  • Psychopharmacology of Chronic Pain - Ajay Wasan, MD
  • Integrative Medicine Approach to Pain Management - Donald B. Levy, MD
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes - R. Norman Harden, MD
  • Myofascial Pain - Zahid H. Bajwa, MD
  • Headache - Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH
  • Back and Spine Pain - Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Pelvic and Genital Pain Syndromes - Assia T. Valovska, MD
  • Cancer Pain - Sanjeet Narang, MD
  • Pain and the Geriatric Patient - Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
  • Rehabilitation of the Chronic Pain Patient - Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO

 

Faculty

Speakers

Charles E. Argoff, MD

  • Professor of Neurology
  • Albany Medical College
  • Director, Comprehensive Pain Center
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Albany, NY

Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN

  • Connell Nursing Research Scholar
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist for Pain Relief
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Zahid H. Bajwa, MD

  • Director, Headache Institute
  • Director of Clinical Research
  • Boston Pain Care Center
  • Waltham, MA

R. Norman Harden, MD

  • Director, Center for Pain Studies
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Associate Professor
  • Northwestern University
  • The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Addison Chair in Pain Studies
  • Chicago, IL

Robert N. Jamison, PhD

  • Professor
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Donald B. Levy, MD

  • Medical Director
  • Osher Clinical Center for Complementary
  • Integrative Medical Therapies
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Elizabeth W. Loder, MD, MPH

  • Chief, Division of Headache and Pain
  • Department of Neurology
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

Edward Michna, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Pain Trials Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Sanjeet Narang, MD

  • Director, Oncology Pain Management
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD

  • Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Steven P. Stanos, Jr., DO

  • Director, Corporate Pain Services
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Former Medical Director
  • Center for Pain Management
  • Attending Physician
  • Center for Pain Management
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Assistant Program Director
  • Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship
  • Northwestern University
  • The Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chicago, IL

Assia T. Valovska, MD

  • Head of Pelvic Pain Division
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Pain and Perioperative Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Ajay Wasan, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: August 15, 2014
Date Credits Expire: August 15, 2017
Estimated time to complete this activity: 12 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

Topics in Risk Mangement, 5th Edition (audio CD)

Physicians interested in risk management and legal alternatives to and implications of malpractice claims will appreciate the valuable information included in this audio program. Led by Course Director Richard P. Kidwell, JD, Senior Associate Counsel/VP Risk Management, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the program features other leading medical-legal experts who address key areas in risk management, as well as malpractice litigation from a judge’s perspective, peer review, disclosures, and the affordable health care act.

Topics/Speakers

Module 1 - Judge’s Perspective on Medical Malpractice Litigation

Hon Eugene F. Scanlon, Jr., JD, provides a judge’s unique perspective on medical malpractice litigation. He discusses the cornerstones to a good defense in medical malpractice cases, the preparation and performance required to make a sound deposition, insights into today’s plaintiff lawyers, a description of the average jury and how best to relate to them, important factors that can sway a jury’s decision, and realistic expectations regarding the provider’s time requirements when dealing with a malpractice case.

Module 2 - Peer Review

Howard A. Chajson, BS, JD, Esq., tackles the issue of peer review, which is a confidential, legally protected process in which professional health care providers analyze and review the care provided by a peer.

Module 3 - Disclosure Does Not Lead to Litigation

Lisa M. Painter, RN, DNP, gives an overview of Pennsylvania’s Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error (MCARE) Act which requires that verbal and written disclosure be provided to the patient within 7-days once a “serious event” has occurred while providing care to the patient, but that requirement has not resulted in an increase in litigation.

Module 4 - Basics of the Affordable Health Care Act

Richard P. Kidwell, JD, describes the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as health insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion issues, and which consumers will have access to reduced-cost health insurance, as well as premium and cost-sharing subsidies.

Module 5 - Risk Management

Martin Fleishman, MD, brings his unique perspective about screening prospective lawsuits and helping callers and the law firm gauge the potential success of a malpractice claim. Through his experience, we learn about the medically injured and the blame stories that lead people to consider filing a lawsuit.

Module 6 - Ethics

Jason Byron, MA, describes the role of clinical ethicists as it applies to helping surrogate decision makers understand the patient’s medical status, communicate with the medical team, and navigate the emotions, finances, and conflicts that arise during the decision-making process.

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: July 1, 2014
Reviewed for Re-Release: June 30, 2016
Date of Credit Termination: June 30, 2019
Estimated time to complete this activity: 16 hours

Electronic Health Records (audio CD)

This program will aid in preparation for the implementation and adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), as well as offering insight into financial and legal issues, defining Meaningful Use and setting clinical quality objectives.

Areas of focus include:

  • The Electronic Health Record: Definition, Function and Need
  • The Patient Experience: Analytics and Meaningful Use
  • EHR Implementation Part 1: Concerns, Guidelines and Goals
  • EHR Implementation Part 2: Workflow, Priorities and Opportunities

Faculty

Course Director

Christopher M. Shea, Phd, MA, MPA

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Health Policy and Management
  • University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Chapel Hill, NC

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: February 1, 2016
Date Credits Expire: February 1, 2019
Estimated time to complete this activity: 3 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and a post-test.

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