Testimonies from the Trenches Series - Reconsidering the Role of Urine Drug Testing in OUD Treatment (On-Demand)

Recorded On: 11/11/2021

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Reconsidering the Role of Urine Drug Testing in OUD Treatment
This is a 15 minute didactic presentation. Experiences providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to use measures other than Urine Drug Testing (UDT) to define successful treatment. The role of UDT warrants re-examination as we emerge from the pandemic. (This webinar is available for .25 CME)

This webinar is free to AOAAM members.
Non-members at $25. Consider membership!

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss the patient-centered harms and benefits of routine urine drug testing
  2. Review on a high-level the literature on the practice of urine drug testing in addiction treatment
  3. Consider alternative approaches to routine urine drug testing


  • The activity is designed to encourage clinicians to consider modifying their clinical practice to improve the patient experience.

CME: This webinar series has been approved for a maximum 4, AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and AOA designates this for a maximum of 4, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the extent of their participation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and AOAAM. The AOA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Utsha Khatri, MD, MSHP

Utsha G. Khatri, MD MSHP is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has a secondary appointment at the Institute for Health Equity Research, Department of Population Health Science and Policy. As a health services researcher, Dr. Khatri is interested in improving access, outcomes, and equity with regards to the health and health care of structurally marginalized populations. Her ongoing projects focus on the health care of individuals and communities affected by mass incarceration and those affected by substance use disorders. Dr. Khatri practices clinically as an attending emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Elmhurst Hospital in New York City. Dr. Khatri received her medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident. She completed the National Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master?s degree in Health Policy Research.

Employed by Mount Sinai Hospital

Jon Lepley, DO (Moderator)

AOAAM President Elect

Jon Lepley, DO received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and he completed his Family Medicine residency training at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Addiction Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and he is recognized as a Certified Correctional Health Professional by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has been conferred Fellow status by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Lepley spent many formative years of practice providing healthcare within the Philadelphia Department of Prisons, wherein he pioneered a program which provides Medication Assisted Treatment to individuals suffering from opioid use disorder. His work in Philadelphia has been recognized by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Section of Public Health and his program has been presented on a national level, garnering interest from large correctional systems across the country. Dr. Lepley’s clinical interests also include recognition of physician impairment and promotion of physician wellness. In this regard, he volunteers his time to serve on an Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Physician Health Program. His current professional role is with Penn Medicine as Medical Director of Addiction Medicine for the Lancaster General Health system.



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