Even before Covid health care workers were expressing burn out and exhaustion. Covid realities have made this worse. Not only are staff working overtime, they are worried about putting themselves, their families and patients at risk every day. Covid concerns come at a time when healthcare providers are dealing with a lot of unknowns. The healthcare system is changing and providers are faced with the continuous need to adapt to new and innovative practice approaches and payment strategies. It’s no wonder everyone is feeling exhausted! This webinar will give time and space to talk about how to support staff and increase satisfaction and joy at work while still working in a tumultuous time.
This one-page self-assessment can be utilized before individual or group MAT appointments; this tool aligns with ASAM criteria allowing the provider to plan for the current session and to aid in treatment planning. With a slight modification, this could also be used by persons not on MAT in preparation for individual or group appointments for substance use disorders. Critical questions required for all telehealth appointments are reviewed, such as the address and phone number where the person can be reached today.
The front of this handout reviews what providers need to know, do and have a plan for prior to individual or group telehealth sessions. The back of the handout reviews important features of Zoom (TM) for those staff using Zoom (TM) as a platform for delivering telehealth sessions.
The current need for social distancing and isolation related to the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a quick expansion of the provision of mental health services via remote platforms. This tip sheet provides some tips for evaluating and treating suicidal individuals remotely via telehealth.
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has implemented the California Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project to address the opioid epidemic throughout the state. This website serves as a separate yet complementary resource to the DHCS MAT Expansion Website and provides resources and information related to the four MAT Expansion Project initiatives operated by Health Management Associates.
The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The project focuses on individuals experiencing homelessness, youth, rural, and tribal populations with limited MAT access. The California MAT Expansion Project, composed of nearly 30 initiatives, is funded by grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidance for substance use disorder treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document specifies when a medical emergency exists, 42 C.F.R Part 2 does not apply and any disclosure of medical information is temporarily exempt for purposes of medical treatment.
The frequently asked questions document discusses how providers can provide Opioid Treatment to existing and new patients, and dispense medications via Telehealth while still meeting the 42 C.F.R. 8.11 requirements.
The frequently asked question document makes recommendations on how to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers and Psychiatric Health facilities. The recommendations suggest how to provide Telehealth services, and how to provide medical care for positive COVID-19 patients.
Deeper dive on the operational practicalities of delivering MAT and other SUD treatment to clients through telehealth and other remote means; risk and management of relapse and overdose; current expectations regarding privacy rules, documentation, and new regulations from the DEA.