Behavioral Health

Opioid Treatment Levels of Care: Managing Optimal Outcomes That Align with Plan Policy

Opioid Treatment Levels of Care: Managing Optimal Outcomes That Align with Plan Policy

by Micah Hoffman, MD, DABPN, FAPA

AllMed Behavioral Health Medical Director

 

Over the past 25 years, the opioid crisis has escalated, reaching a grim new high last year with 100,306 overdose deaths in a 12-month period.1 For providers and healthcare organizations on the front lines, identifying appropriate treatment for members with opioid use issues can be a complex calculus. A treatment plan must factor in—and balance—limited, unevenly distributed resources, the member’s individual circumstances and history, and plan policy criteria to maximize the likelihood of a positive outcome. Leveraging the extensive clinical experience and guidance of a board-certified psychiatrist can be key to…

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