Payers & Providers

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic: Checklist for Health Plans and Purchasers

Source: Smart Care California

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

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Why Health Plans Should Go to the MAT in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Source: California Health Care Foundation

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

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Opioid Safety Toolkit

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

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