New DEA Training Requirement Takes Effect June 27

Who Is Impacted, Eligible Training, and Attestation
As mandated by the federal Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act of 2021, beginning June 27, 2023, prescribers of controlled substances in schedules II, III, IV, and V must complete a one-time eight-hour training on managing patients with substance use disorders prior to their first registration or renewal of their Drug Enforcement Agency license.

This means the eight-hour training requirement must be met before:

  • Applying for a DEA license for the first time on/after June 27, 2023; or
  • One’s next DEA license renewal date on/after June 27, 2023.

This is a one-time DEA requirement. Once you’ve attested to completing eight hours of required training, you will not need to complete additional training for subsequent DEA renewals. It is important to note that for medical licensure in Michigan, physicians must still obtain three hours of training on pain and symptom management every 3-year licensure cycle.

DEA letter to Registered-Practitioners
Provider Clinical Support System: Requirements for training for Medication Assistant Treatment as part of the MATE Act

Economic Impact of Healthcare

The Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan report, available at, is a collaborative report of the Partnership for Michigan’s Health, comprised of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, the Michigan Osteopathic Association, and the Michigan State Medical Society. The report is based on 2021 data from the American Hospital Association and the data modeling program of IMPLAN, which uses data from sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau. The report’s dashboard provides statewide data and breaks it down by region, county and congressional district.

Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan

Medicaid - COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Ending Resources

During the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), many changes were made to the Medicaid program's eligibility, administration, and policies to ease rules for providers and prevent Medicaid beneficiaries from losing their healthcare coverage.  It is anticipated that the US Department of Health and Human Services will soon announce the end of the current federal PHE. Michigan will restart Medicaid eligibility renewals and certain waived policies that were in place during the pandemic when the federal PHE ends. [CONTINUE TO MDHHS ANNOUNCEMENT, FAQ's AND RESOURCES]









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Opioid Prescribers' Legislative Alert

On December 27, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor signed into law several new requirements aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The MOA is part of a coalition that is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide input from healthcare professionals in regards to the laws, regulations and systems used by prescribers. 

For MOA members, a page has been created with an overview, a link to a summary (PDF) and a link to a survey designed to get feedback from the MOA membership.

Opioid Alert page (MOA login page)
Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) - User Support Manual