In April 2021 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued revised Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder (Practice Guideline).
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Early Changes in Waivered Clinicians and Utilization of Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder After Implementation of the 2021 HHS Buprenorphine Practice Guidelines
December 2, 2022
Meeting Substance Use and Social Service Needs in Communities of Color
November 23, 2022
In this brief, we highlight experiences and practices from substance use treatment providers and their human services partners when serving people of color. We selected providers that focused on serving people of color, and this study was not intended to assess outcomes or effectiveness of any of the practices highlighted.
Addressing the Opioid Overdose Crisis Through Better Data: Opioids Vignette
November 23, 2022
This updated 2022 vignette provides examples of how a range of Office of the Secretary Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF) cross-agency projects are working to address the opioid overdose crisis by 1) Improving Timeliness and Quality of Outcomes Data 2) Building Capacity for Collection of Patient-Reported Outcomes 3) Building Linkages to Address Co-Morbidities
ASPE Issue Brief
National and State Estimates of Children Living with Parents Using Substances, 2015–2019
November 14, 2022
This brief presents estimates of the number and percentage of children whose parents engage in problematic substance use, including past-year substance use and SUD by substance type and child demographics. Key findings include:
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC) Demonstration Program
November 3, 2022
Per Section 223(d)(7)(A) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014 (Public Law 113-93), the HHS Secretary must submit to Congress an annual report on the use of funds provided under all demonstration programs conducted under this subsection, not later than one year after the date on which the first state is selected for a demonstration program under this subsection, and annually t
ASPE Issue Brief, Database, Dataset
Flexibilities in Controlled Substances Prescribing and Dispensing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 8, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic had wide-ranging impacts on health care delivery, particularly services that require in-person interactions. For patients needing access to medications to treat pain or certain substance use disorders, the COVID-19 pandemic presented particular challenges for continuity of treatment.
Survey on Substance Use Disorder Patient Placement Criteria and Assessments
June 16, 2022
To identify and address gaps in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment capacity, state and federal policymakers need information on the need and demand for different SUD levels of care. To develop this information, this project fielded a survey of Single State Agencies for Substance Use Services and Medicaid agencies to every state and the District of Columbia.
Challenges to Identifying and Supporting Human Services Participants with Substance Use Disorder
May 31, 2022
This brief summarizes an environmental scan and series of key informant interviews describing the challenges that human services programs face in identifying participants with substance use disorders (SUD), and subsequently referring them to treatment. The review focused on child welfare services, domestic violence services, Head Start, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
Continuity of Care Services Following Coordinated Specialty Care: An Environmental Scan
May 2, 2022
This report provides an overview of transition services for clients graduating from Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC). CSC Programs have been successfully implemented across the US, including through support from the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant set aside funds for people with early psychosis.
ASPE Issue Brief
Transition Options, Opportunities for Integration, and Funding Considerations Following Coordinated Specialty Care Issue Brief
May 2, 2022
This brief is the third publication from the Continuity of Care Services Following Coordinated Specialty Care study. It provides a short overview of the different approaches to continuity of care for young adults who have attended CSC programs and explores avenues for integration within programs and organizations as a way to support young adults following a completion of a CSC program.