Helping Methadone Clinics Manage Risk and Improve Patient Outcomes

Medication-assisted treatment has been effective in facilitating many patients’ recovery from opioid addiction for over 30 years. Research shows that opioid addiction is a medical disorder that can be treated safely and effectively with medications. However, recent reports of adverse incidents and deaths associated with methadone have raised concern among […]

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Managing Benzodiazepine Use in Medication-Assisted Treatment

Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are widely used and abused in conjunction with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The frequency with which MAT patients concurrently use BZDs carries major risk of harm, including mortality. In Philadelphia, BZD abuse in MAT programs as a long term problem that seemed to be expanding in severity and scope. […]

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Payers

Payers refers to organizations that pay for healthcare services. They include commercial insurance companies, Medicaid/Medicare, other public funding entities, Accountable Care Organizations, managed care organizations, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, and private foundations. The Congregational Budget Office estimates that 26 million more Americans will have health insurance by 2017 as the result […]

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Treatment Providers

The behavioral healthcare landscape is always changing. Now is no exception. As an addiction treatment provider, how can you better integrate your services with mainstream healthcare? How will you implement or improve a medication-assisted treatment program? How do you make the case that your services are a value purchase for […]

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