MAT Waiver Training Initiative FAQs
Qualifying for & Obtaining a MAT Waiver
What are the necessary steps for participating in the MAT program in order to prescribe buprenorphine?
Is there a deadline to obtain an MAT waiver?
General Training Information
Can you describe the 8-hour and 16-hour trainings?
For how long will the MAT waiver training be available to all students free of costs?
After this grant is over, will the MAT waiver training continue to be available for PA students?
How many hours of Category I CME do faculty receive for completing the training? Can students claim this after graduation?
My program considered participating in a SAMHSA grant for the waiver training, as any NP or PA can take the 24-hour waiver training. However, it states very specifically that you need to be licensed. Considering this, would completing the training before licensure, especially a year before, count toward obtaining the waiver?
If I do not have prescription privileges through my job in research, am I able to complete MAT training?
After completing Part 1 of the MAT waiver training course, is there any time restriction on completing Part 2?
Implementing MAT Training into PA Programs
Can you provide more information on how to incorporate MAT training into the clinical year curriculum for students?
What are other programs doing to integrate MAT into their curriculum?
Is the training consistent with the proposed Core Competencies of New Physician Assistant Graduates?
On behalf of my program, I would like to apply for grants specific to MAT training for students. What funding options are available for this?
Is the idea of the MAT Initiative to implement the “actual” waiver training modules into the curriculum, or to implement similar content without having students complete the modules (or both/either)?
If a program were able to implement substantially similar content, but not have students complete the pre-approved modules, is there a mechanism by which the program could apply for waiver approval for that content? If so, what is the approving body?
Is the majority of the training completed by students on their own time, or is there classroom instruction involved?
Are there certificates of completion that are rendered following each of the modules for the online MAT training course that can be used to track student progress?
Is there any advantage to having students do MAT training near the end of the program (late in their clinical year)?
Are programs able to request that a State Targeted Response Technical Assistance (STR-TA) Consortium physician come to campus to provide the required 8-hour face-to-face training?
What do you recommend as a consequence for students that do not complete MAT training as required by the program?
Applying for a Student NPI Number
How can students apply for an NPI number?
What guidance should students be given to correctly complete the NPI application?
Is it possible to bill under a student NPI number?
Use of Student NPI Numbers
Why should PA programs require and collect student NPI numbers?