Patients & Caregivers

Safe Medicine Prescribing

Source: California American College of Emergency Physicians

The California chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians created this patient education flyer to educate emergency department patients about safe prescribing practices.

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Payers & Providers

How to Talk to Your Patients About Safe Prescribing

Source: California American College of Emergency Physicians

This document provides guidance to emergency department physicians about talking to their patients about safe prescribing. Created by the California College of Emergency Physicians it provides tips on what to say to patients when they ask for inappropriate prescriptions and how to provide safe and responsible care in the emergency department.

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How to Pay for It – MAT for Hospitalized Patients

Source: California Health Care Foundation

A guide to strategies for paying for medication assisted treatment (MAT) for hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder. 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 hospitals can receive reimbursement for

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Guidelines for Medication for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder within the Emergency Department

Source: Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

The state of Massachusetts passed legislation in 2018 requiring acute care hospitals to develop programs to initiate medication assisted treatment (MAT) for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) seen in the emergency department. These guidelines, developed by the Massachusetts Hospital Association and state College of Emergency Physicians, offer clinical and operational recommendations for hospitals when implementing this state policy.

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