|May 29, 2017
Updates on Opioid Health Homes, Pharmacist-Provider Meetings & Opioid Task Force
MaineCare's new Opioid Health Home (OHH) program has begun accepting applications from organizations wishing to be considered for the designation. Amy MacMillan (previously Dix) at MaineCare can be reached at Amy.MacMillan@maine.gov. Currently, Section 93 Emergency Rule is in effect at https://www1.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/10/ch101.htm/ Comments are being taken until May 18th. We encourage groups to submit comments at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/proposed.shtml#anchor741339.
In addition, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has a program to cover uninsured for MAT treatment. The coverage will be provided through contracts to agencies that are approved as providers for Opioid Health Homes. As applications are received and approved, the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services will reach out to OHHs to encumber funds. Mike Parks, Associate Director, DHHS, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, can be reached at email@example.com for questions about this part of the program.
Pharmacist-Provider Meetings: Stephanie Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, is organizing these meetings as a follow-up to the Caring for ME discussion last month. If you are interested in participating, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting of the Opioid Task Force will be on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 1-3pm in Room 127 at the State House in Augusta. Email Lock Kiermaier to be added to the meeting notification list and ask for the link to the broadcast.< Previous Article | Next Article >
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