Medication Assisted Treatment – Primary Care Providers and Health Care Clinics

Efforts to expand patient access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) often focus on enhancing the ability of primary care providers and health care clinics to offer MAT treatment. This collection features resources intended to help primary care providers and clinic staff establish and maintain MAT programs for their patients.

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Providers Clinical Support System

Source: Providers Clinical Support System

The Providers Clinical Support System (PCCS) is a program of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and associated healthcare organizations that provides training and clinical mentoring to primary care providers to help them treat opioid use disorder and manage chronic pain in their practices. Funding Source:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Documentation & Charge Capture Process: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Source: Providers Clinical Support System

This 2018 report from Providers Clinical Support System and the National Association of Community Health Centers provides detailed guidance to providers and clinic administrative staff on how to establish a medical assisted treatment program in your clinic.

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Getting Started with Medication-Assisted Treatment with Lessons from Advancing Recovery

Source: Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment

This 2010 report describes the experiences of grantees who participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State/Provider Partnerships for Quality Addiction Care program between 2005 and 2010. It describes lessons learned by grantees as they established medication assisted treatment programs in their organizations.

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Expanding the Use of Medications to Treat Individuals with Substance Use Disorders in Safety-Net Settings – Creating Change on the Ground: Opportunities and Lessons Learned from the Field

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

A 2014 report on the findings from a learning collaborative on how to implement medication assisted treatment in safety net settings including primary care, substance use treatment, and community mental health programs. Leaders from California, Maryland, and Ohio participated in the learning collaborative and this report shares their lessons learned.

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Primary Care Buprenorphine Programs – Ten Elements of Success

Source: California Health Care Foundation

This 2 page guide from the California Health Care Foundation lists the “10 elements of success” in creating a buprenorphine treatment program in a primary care setting. It provides a summary of the findings from a longer report titled “Recovery Within Reach: Medication-Assisted Treatment of

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Buprenorphine – Everything You Need to Know

Source: California Health Care Foundation

This clinician’s guide from the California Health Care Foundation aims to provide primary care providers with “everything they need to know” about buprenorphine. It includes background information on buprenorphine’s effectiveness as a treatment for opioid use disorder and the Drug Addiction Treatment Act

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Expanding Access to Burprenorphine in Primary Care Practices

Source: California Health Care Foundation

A one and a half hour webinar on best practices in expanding access to buprenorphine in primary care practices from the California Health Care Foundation. Funding Source:  California Health Care Foundation

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How to Pay for It – MAT in Community Health Centers

Source: California Health Care Foundation

A guide to strategies for paying for medication assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder in community health centers. Part of the “how to pay for it” series from the California Health Care Foundation as part of the California Bridge program, this report describes strategies for how community health centers can receive reimbursement for

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Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan – Volume 2, Tools and Resources

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has compiled this guide to tools and resources available to help create or expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), particularly in rural areas. The tools are grouped into four categories: tools for prevention of OUD, tools to assist in training or educating individuals about MAT, tools for implementing MAT programs in office-based settings, and tools for preventing or responding to opioid overdose.

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