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MACS for MOMs ECHO Clinic

Providers in Maternal Health Settings

Spring Cycle: January - April 2024

Starting January 9th, 2024 join us every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am to 9:00 am for presentations and case-based discussions designed for providers in maternal health settings with Drs. Katrina Mark and Christopher Welsh.

  • January 9 - Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Pregnancy presented by C. Welsh
  • February 13 - Xylazine and Pregnancy presented by C. Welsh
  • March 12 - Breastfeeding and SUD presented by K. Mark
  • April 9 - Birth Outcomes presented by K. Mark

Registration is on a rolling basis.

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Project ECHO FAQs     

 

MACS for MOMs ECHO™ Clinic a collaborative model of medical education that improves access to specialty care by linking expert specialist teams with maternal health providers and their practices through real-time, online learning sessions. Knowledge-sharing networks create a learning loop where community providers learn from specialists and each other. This allows best practices to emerge and increases access to high quality specialty care serving local communities.

Participants apply de-identified case based learning to master complexity. Each web-based ECHO clinic will include 15 minutes of didactic learning and 45 minutes of case-based discussion. If you would like to present a case, please submit the following form via email or fax: 

Case Presentation Form

MACS.ECHO@som.umaryland.edu 

MACS ECHO Clinics count toward the 8-hour substance use training required for DEA registrants and renewals. According to guidelines from SAMHSA and the DEA, any organization recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) may provide trainings that meet this new requirement. MACS ECHO Clinics are planned and implemented by MACS and Project ECHO, and are jointly accredited by ACCME. For more information about the training requirement, visit MAT & MATE Acts.

Benefits

  • Improve patient access to care and outcomes
  • Grow practice capacity
  • Obtain free continuing education credit (see accreditation section)

Who Should Participate?

  • OBGYNs and certified nurse midwives
  • Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants working in maternal health
  • Other clinicians involved in the care of pregnant or post-partum patients

Accreditation

joint accredited provider logoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Project ECHO.  Project ECHO® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Designation Statement

Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE Designation Statement

This activity will provide pharmacists up to 1.0 contact hour.  UAN  JA4008231-9999-23-038-L01-P has been assigned to this Application based program.  CE credit information, based on verification of live attendance and completion of the program evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion. 

ANCC Designation Statement

Project ECHO® designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.  Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation.

AAPA accreditation logoAAPA Credit Designation Statement – Live

Project ECHO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

CEU Credit:

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service (MACS) of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is authorized as a sponsor of Continuing Education Units. MACS maintains responsibility for this program.

What is Project ECHO?

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to connect local primary care teams with inter-disciplinary specialist teams to spread knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for complex chronic health conditions. ECHO’s goal is to enable rural and traditionally underserved populations to receive high-quality care, when they need it, close to home. This low-cost, high-impact intervention is achieved by leveraging technology to connect expert mentors and multiple local primary care providers in online video-conferencing TeleECHO clinics.

The ECHO model™ links expert specialist teams at an academic institution with prescribers in local communities to address the inadequate supply of culturally appropriate and accessible specialty care in rural and traditionally underserved areas. Together, they participate in weekly teleECHO clinics, which are like virtual grand rounds combined with mentoring and patient case presentations. TeleECHO clinics focused on the treatment of substance use disorders and behavioral health disorders have been operating since 2005 with significant success in increasing the number of waivered prescribers as well as improving geographic access to medication-based treatment in rural and underserved areas. Find out more from the University of New Mexico.

How to request information about MACS for MOMs ECHO Clinic

 

MACS for MOMs is made possible through funding from the Maryland Department of Health.