A 2017 white paper from the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, section one of this report reviews the current status of medical pain management and the nature of the pain crisis in America.
This 2017 publication from Smart Care California includes a checklist on specific steps health plans and purchasers can take to address 4 policy areas related to the opioid crisis: decreasing the number of patients starting on opioid therapy, improving pain management options, increasing access to addiction treatment
This 2017 publication from the California Health Care Foundation makes the case that commercial and public health plans should make access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) a priority for patients with opioid use disorder. The report explains why MAT is so important, defines the access barriers to MAT, and provides strategies for health plans to implement in making MAT available for their patients. Funding Source: California Health Care Foundation
Website for the California Health Care Foundation’s Opioid Safety Toolkit for Health Plans. The toolkit is designed to assist health plans in implementing opioid safety initiatives across their operations including their leadership structure, provider network, medical management policies, pharmacy benefits, and member