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Medical Review Officer

Promoting and Preserving the Highest Quality of Standards Among MROs and Their Teams.

MROCC CME Offerings

COST EFFECTIVE CME FOR THE MRO

In this rapidly changing arena it is crucial for MROs to be up to date in the latest technologies, procedures and regulations.  MROCC's challenging and innovative manuals and CME activities are developed by leaders in the field of drug testing, and provide practical and detailed learning experiences for MROs in both regulated and non-regulated testing programs.

ACCREDITATION/CREDIT

All MROCC CME activities offer AAFP Prescribed credit and may be used to fulfill state requirements for CME updating. The American Board of Preventive Medicine has approved these activities for LLSA credits towards ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part II requirements. Visit the ABPM Website for additional information on MOC.

MROCC CME for Recertification

These CME activities are based on the The Medical Review Officer's Manual: MROCC's Guide to Drug Testing, 5th edition available from OEM Press. Please note: Although the 5th Edition MRO Manual is still a useful tool for the practicing MROs, we are currently in the process of updating it to include the recent guidelines/regulations changes. The recent guideline changes require that anyone involved in drug testing for HHS have training on the updates. Those involved in federal drug testing will need to complete our online 2 hour CME activity that covers the updated guidelines/regulations (see other CME below) as part of the recertification process.

Option 1: MROCC's 25 Hour "At Home" Self-Study CME Activity

For those who need to recertify, this activity consists of reading the MRO Manual and 49 CFR Part 40, completing the CME evaluation, and passing the MROCC Recertification Examination - All from the convenience of home! This is the most cost-effective means to recertification - and there is absolutely no need to travel to a training course or an examination site! The cost of this activity is $665 ($170 CME/$495 Recertification Examination) and includes the online recertification examination and up to 25.00 AAFP Prescribed credits (and 25 hours of MOC credit for ABPM Diplomates). The price for this activity does not include the manual, which must be purchased separately from OEM Press. This activity fulfills both DOT and HHS retraining requirements and MROCC recertification requirements for MROs. This Enduring Material activity, MROCC MRO Manual Self-Study CME Activity, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 01/01/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 25 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

To start this activity, follow the steps below:

 

Option 2: MROCC 15 Hour "At Home" Self-Study CME Activity

For those who don't need to recertify but want MRO Specific CME, this activity consists of reading the MRO Manual, completing the Self-Assessment questions, and submitting the CME Evaluation (Recertification exam is not included). This convenient activity is for certified MROs who are not seeking MROCC recertification at this time but who wish to keep abreast of the latest techniques and methods within the MRO arena, or who need AAFP Prescribed credits to meet State Board or other licensure requirements.  The total cost for this self-assessment activity is $170 (plus the cost of the MRO Manual) and offers up to 15.00 AAFP Prescribed credit(s), as well as 15 hours of MOC credit for ABPM diplomates. This activity can be used to fulfill the retraining prerequisite for recertification at a later date as long as it completed in the 5 years preceeding recertification. This Enduring Material activity, MROCC's MRO Manual Self-Study CME Activity, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 01/01/2021. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 15 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

To start this activity, follow the steps below:

OTHER CME OFFERINGS

The following CME offerings are educational opportunities that may be of interest to the practicing MRO. These are not acceptable to fulfill the educational requirement for becoming certified or recertified as an MRO.

MROCC: The Latest Federal Drug Testing Regulations CME Activity (online activity)

Updates to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs were implemented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) effective October 1, 2017. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has updated Part 40 - Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs effective January 1, 2018 to harmonize with the new DHHS Mandatory Guidelines.

This educational activity is based on these regulations updates and fulfills the HHS requirement for training on the new regulations. This activity is intended for anyone with an interest and/or responsibility in providing or monitoring workplace drug and alcohol testing programs. This activity can be completed from the convenience of your office or home with no need to travel to a training course. Release date for this activity is January 25, 2018 and expires on January 24, 2022.

ACOEM:COVID-19: The Saga Continues - Successful Strategies for Keeping Safe at Work (virtual activity)

ACOEM's COVID-19: The Saga Continues: Successful Strategies for Keeping Safe at Work Virtual Symposium will feature an epidemic-themed book discussion. Join fellow attendees for a discussion of Albert Camus' The Plague, led by Drs. Glenn Pransky and Amy Behrman during the "Book Club" virtual discussion hour after both days' sessions. Published in 1947, the book explores the moral and social implications of a catastrophic outbreak, primarily through the eyes of a physician trying to provide both care and public health guidance to an angry frightened population. Although you may have read this superb novel in college, or even high school, we believe it resonates more powerfully now. The Plague is widely available from libraries and book sellers in print, electronic, and audio formats.

This course will be held January 23-24, 2021 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST each day and is eligible for 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

ACOEM:CDME Training Course (online activity)

This training course conforms the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) training curriculum modules and topics for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) on regulations and guidelines for conducting Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) driver medical examinations.

ACMT: 2021 Total Tox Course (Virtual)

The 2021 ACMT Total Tox Course is a comprehensive review of the scope of emergency toxicology and will include cutting-edge interventions and management options for poisoned patients. Prominent experts in medical toxicology and emergency medicine will lead the course. The 3-day online course (register for 1 day, 2 days, or all 3) will focus on medical toxicology topics of interest to emergency providers, including toxicological issues of current clinical and public health importance. Attendees will be presented with state-of-the-art updates on the evaluation and initial management of poisoning and exposure to medications, drugs of abuse, chemical terrorism, and environmental toxins. The course will be held February 5 - 19, 2021 virtually.