Utilizing a Peer Supports whole health action engagement approach, and the established channel of a Local Action Network (LAN) to foster appropriate opioid prescribing, Alliant Quality aims to improve the lives of Medicare beneficiaries experiencing the co-morbidity of mental illness and chronic opioid abuse.
Peer engagement and recovery is a unique approach that draws on individual experience to support people struggling with mental health and/or addiction type problems. The certified peer specialist (CPS) model is taking the country by storm as now 43 states allow CPS’s to bill Medicaid. In CMS Region 4, there are approximately 5,500 mental health and/or addiction certified peer specialists.
The following are the means by which Alliant Quality will attain the project goals:
- Utilize a whole health training program and peer support model to encourage increased resiliency, wellness and self-managed health for people with mental illness and substance use disorders
- Provide education to emergency department prescribers, promoting the available guidelines, state regulations and recommendations for the safe use of opioids
- Collaborate with hospital case management staff to develop an outreach plan to engage patients in a formal peer support health model
- Utilize established LAN channels to educate and train various stakeholders on health engagement of this complex service population
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This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.
Opioid Special Innovations Project Advisory Board
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Opioid and MH Monthly Newsletters
Opioid and Nursing Homes Resources
To ensure doctors and health care providers know what
medications your resident is taking, encourage them or
their family members to bring their medications to their
appointments, or if they are hospitalized. This simple
strategy can reduce medication errors.
Use this easy to follow advice sheet to help educate residents and
their family members on the safe use of opioid pain medicines.
Use this easy-to-follow Comfort Menu to offer your residents alternative pain management options that can provide comfort and help control pain without the use of pain medications. Residents and/or family members can select what items or activities they would like made available to the residents.