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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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
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.
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.
A 2016 report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, this report describes 12 models of care for providing medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder in primary care settings.
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.
This 2016 report from the California Health Care Foundation reviews evidence related to buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder and provides guidance for clinicians interested in creating a medication assisted treatment (MAT) program in a primary care setting. Recommendations
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
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
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
This 2018 evaluation of a pilot program to develop integrated medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs at community health centers (CHCs) describes the lessons learned by 10 CHCs as they implemented new MAT programs at their clinics in California.
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
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.
This toolkit provides guidance to primary care teams on how to confidently and successfully provide substance use disorder (SUD) services to patients in their organizations. Developed by the California Improvement Network and California Quality Collaborative, the toolkit focuses on 3 strategies primary care practices can use to improve their delivery of SUD services:
A link to the Get Waivered website which helps clinicians obtain Drug Enforcement Administration -X waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD). They provide free waiver training as well as support for creating buprenorphine programs in emergency departments and strategies from the field of behavioral economics to help departments adopt new practices to treat OUD.