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Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Primary Care

Description
Discusses the role of primary care providers in improving access to substance use treatment, particularly for alcohol and opioid use disorders. Explores state-level options, such as Medicaid payments, continuing medical education (CME) requirements, and prescription drug monitoring programs. Examines the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach, and how access barriers may affect SBIRT implementation in rural areas.
Author(s)
Charles Townley, Hannah Dorr
Date
02/2017
Type
Document
Organization
National Academy for State Health Policy
Tagged as
Access · Health workforce education and training · Medicaid · Primary care · Service delivery models · Substance abuse