The questions and answers below are meant to help clarify some common questions about the Pain Management and Opioids module, how CME credits are earned and reported, and how the product works in general. If you do not see the answer to your question below, please complete the contact us form and our Customer Support Team will assist you.
» How many CME credits can I earn with Pain Management and Opioids?
Pain Management and Opioids allows you to earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as well as additional continuing education credits and maintenance of certification points. You must answer all sixty-two (62) questions to claim the CME credits you earn. All our questions have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You will receive one (1) credit for every six (6) questions you answer correctly. You earn 1/6 of a credit the first time you answer a question correctly regardless of the format.
» If I only need 2 or 3 credits can I answer fewer questions?
In order to receive CME credit, clinicians need to answer and view the feedback of all sixty-two (62) case-based questions. Once this requirement is met it is then possible to claim your credits. If any questions were answered incorrectly the system switches to adaptive mode allowing you to continue answering questions to earn any remaining CME credits up to a total of 10.
» Why can’t I see the CME credits I am earning in Pain Management and Opioids?
As you are answering the case-based questions in the module, your CME credits are accumulating in the background (one (1) credit for every six (6) questions answered correctly). Once you have answered all the case-based questions, a congratulations message will display and the CME credits that you earned will appear in the MOC/CME/Accreditation Center. If you earned fewer than 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ you can choose to return to the module to continue answering questions in an adaptive mode until you earn all the available credits.
» I have completed the module, how do I download my CME credits?
After you have seen all sixty-two (62) questions in the Pain Management and Opioids module, you can download or print a transcript for your records.
- If you are accessing the module through NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review, go to the MOC/CME Center in the lower right corner of your dashboard.
- If you are accessing the module through NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review, go to the Accreditation Center in the lower right corner of your dashboard.
Next, select the button labelled “Your CME Transcript” and access the “CME Transcript” page. Set your desired date range for the transcript and then select “Print CME Transcript.”
If you are using the module on an iOS or Android app, you will need to sign in to the product on a desktop, laptop, or tablet to access the CME Center and download your information.
» How many hours can I get by completing the Pain Management and Opioids module?
NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids is an enduring material. For enduring materials, it takes a learner one hour to complete 6 questions within the module. Since there are sixty-two (62) questions that translates to 6 questions/hour for a total of up to 10 credits or 10 hours to complete the entire module.
» How do you submit my ABIM MOC points?
You may earn up to 10 ABIM MOC points by successfully completing this Pain Management and Opioids module (each CME credit earned is equal to 1 ABIM MOC point). Your points will be submitted on your behalf to the ABIM when you provide your ABIM number and your date of birth. You can add your information to your profile at any time.
You can also add your information to your profile from directly within the product when you are on a desktop/laptop/tablet version of the application. Once signed in, go to the MOC/CME Center and follow the prompts.
We submit ABIM MOC points at the end of each day but it may take 24-48 hours for your points to appear in your ABIM account.
» What is the difference between the module in NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review and NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review?
The content in these two modules is exactly the same. If you practice family medicine or general medicine or are a practicing PA, you should register for Pain Management and Opioids in NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review. All other clinicians and health care providers should register for Pain Management and Opioids in NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review.
If you are certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), you can earn ABIM MOC points by using the module in NEJM Knowledge+ Internal Medicine Board Review only. If you are certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) you can earn AAFP Prescribed credits by using the module in NEJM Knowledge+ Family Medicine Board Review.
You can earn up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in the Pain Management and Opioids module in either product.
» How can I upgrade my Pain Management and Opioids module to the full product?
Sign in to your profile and select the button labelled +Upgrade to the Full Product.
» What is the subscription term for this module?
The subscription term for the Pain Management and Opioids module is three years from the date of registration.
Disclosure of support
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://www.opioidanalgesicrems.com/Resources/Docs/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Risk Management and Pain Management Credits
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for opioid education.
Many states have similar requirements. Please check with your Board to determine if this activity will fulfill your state's specific requirements.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Points
NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids (IM) only Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 10 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids (FM) only The AAFP has reviewed NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids and deemed it acceptable for up to 10.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 04/15/2021 to 04/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Medical Specialties Maintenance of Certification Part 2 Credit
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids has met the requirements as an MOC Part II Self-Assessment and/or MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
MOC Part II CME Activity Anesthesiology Family Medicine Preventive Medicine Psychiatry and Neurology Radiology
Original Release Date: April 15, 2020 Review dates: N/A Termination Date: April 14, 2023
American Academy of PAs
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 10 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 4/1/2021 to 4/15/2022 . PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202472.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
This activity is approved for 10.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 10.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21034800. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
This application based activity is approved for 8.0 contact hours.
The ACPE universal activity number is: 0027-9999-19-069-H01-P.
The initial release date is July 16, 2019.
The planned expiration date is July 16, 2022.