Payers & Providers

Rational and Irrational Use of Opioids

Source: Partnership Health Plan of California/A. Rubinstein

This 2015 37 minute presentation from a Kaiser Permanente anesthesiologist reviews the evidence for opioid safety and efficacy in treating pain, describes potential complications and comorbidities that might complicate opioid prescribing, how to consider the risks and benefits when making a prescribing decision, and describes how to work with patients to mitigate risks if opioids are prescribed. Includes discussions of patient cases.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Addiction Treatment in California County Jails

Source: California Health Care Foundation

This 11 minute video features the stories of individuals who achieved recovery from addiction through receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) while in jail. The video includes testimonials from patients as well as interviews with sheriff,s health care providers, and corrections staff and explains how the programs work in several California counties.

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Payers & Providers

The Art and (Very Little) Science of Tapering

Source: Partnership Health Plan of California

This 2015 video from Dr. Andrea Rubinstein provides guidance to providers on how to work with patients to taper their opioid medication dosage. Includes a discussion on indications for tapering, 10 best practices for

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Policymakers & Community Leaders
Payers & Providers

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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