PMP Prescriber Education Sessions

2021 Provider Education

The MN PMP staff is happy to provide multiple education sessions for healthcare providers in Minnesota.  This education was developed in an effort to provide healthcare providers a better understanding of the prescription monitoring program, the functionalities of your new PMP AWARxE system, new features available, and changing statute requirements. The education is broken into sessions with each session dedicated to a different topic. 

Please use the link below for any questions you have in regard to information presented in all education sessions:

To submit a question for expedited response, CLICK HERE. 


  • Click a session below to register* and begin watching. A brief survey will follow each session.
  • Did you miss a survey following a session?  CLICK HERE for a hard copy to submit to the program.  
  • See below for CME and Participant Statement information!

*Information entered during registration will never be shared and is used only for the purposes of determining demographic of attendees for future education creation. 

Session 1: From the Beginning

2020 version (update coming soon)

Understanding the PMP in Minnesota - 48 mins (.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)

Session one covers the MN Prescription Monitoring Program from its beginning to its current status.  Attendees will learn about legislative requirements that impact what is collected within the PMP database and how individuals within this state can and may access it.  Presented by Shannon Whitman, PMP Administrator.


Session 2: The NEW MN PMP AWARxE

2020 version (update coming soon)

Features and Utilization - 57 mins (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)

(It is highly recommended to watch Session 1 prior to Session 2!) 

Session two covers the features within the new MN PMP AWARxE console. Each action available to account holders will be explained and demonstrated, along with tips to utilize the system at peak efficiency and maximum effectiveness. Presented by Shannon Whitman, PMP Administrator


Session 3: The MN PMP Prescriber Report

 A Self-Assessment Resource - 37 minutes (.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)

In Session three attendees learn about the new MN PMP Prescriber Report. Interpretation of results and intent of the report will be explained. This will be followed by a demonstrating of how to utilize features in the PMP that contribute to the report.


Session 4: The AWARxE NarxCare Report

2020 version (update coming soon)

Understanding and Utilizing Analytics in the MN PMP (.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)

A clinician to clinician discussion providing attendees with an understanding of the NarxCare report. Discussion will include the data science behind the creation of the risk scores and how they can be utilized to guide clinical decision making. Presented by Dr. Krista Whalen, Data Scientist, Appriss Health


  CME Participant Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates these internet enduring activities for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. (Currently 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) available). 


At the end of each calendar month, participation statements and CME will be sent to participants via the email address provided at registration.  Each session's credit is listed above. 

 Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.


This education is offered by the MN PMP as a service to health care providers serving patients in this state and participation is optional.  


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