Medication FOr Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) – Provider Resources
MOUD guidelines, waiver training, locating a MOUD specialist, substance use screening tools, and talking to patients about MOUD.
*Historically, pharmacological treatment for opioid use disorder was referred to as “Medication Assisted Treatment” (MAT).” More recently, it has been determined that the better term is “Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)” since it precisely describes this treatment form and carries less stigma. While many valuable resources in the Michigan Safer Opioid Prescribing Toolkit still use the term “MAT,” our website will refer to it as “MOUD” going forward.
- PIHP directors and their groups can help emergency physicians looking to start medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and get patients into services from the emergency department. Click here for a detailed listing of Michigan’s PIHPs
What is Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)?
- Download this 16-page pocket guide for quick access to information on MOUD –find a checklist for prescribing, medications approved in the treatment of OUD, and a clinical opiate withdrawal scale.
Locate a MOUD Specialist
MOUD Waiver Training and Support
Information to help physicians and other medical providers to get the training they need to provide MOUD to their patients.
- Learn about MOUD (MAT) waiver training for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants and access an introduction to MOUD.
- Visit this website to access live and online CME opportunities focusing on improving the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction.
- This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.
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- Access both a versions of the Office-based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Clinical Guidelines Manual –one to be used by health centers in Massachusetts and one with more general, non-Massachusetts specific information on the Nurse Care Manager model of OBAT.
- These guidelines provide information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder, and addressing all of the FDA-approved medications available to treat addiction involving opioid use and opioid overdose.
Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder Assessment Tools
- A brief, self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.
Assessment Tools for Co-morbid Mood Disorders
Ongoing MOUD and Substance Use Disorder Training
- The BMC OBAT Training and Technical Assistance provides education, support and capacity building to community health centers and other health care and social service providers on best practices caring for patients with substance use disorders. Learn more about BMC’s OBAT TTA services or request TTA.
- Introduces evidence-based clinical practices of pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatments for substance use disorders. Off label medications and psychosocial support programs are also discussed.
ASAM – Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course (includes waiver qualifying requirements)
- The course covers all forms of medications and treatments of opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
Talking to Patients about MOUD
- Visit this site to gain information on MOUD, medications to treat opioid addiction, information and training resources, statues, regulations and guidelines and certification of OTPs.
- Provides a broad overview of medication utilization management techniques and describes ways that prescribers can facilitate patient access to medications.