Substance Use Disorder


Under the leadership of its board of trustees, The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association has created a Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force to develop provider focused strategies to help address the high incidence of opioid misuse that affects our communities.

Click here for detailed information on MHA’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force (SUDPTTF). It is located on the association’s quality and patient safety website, PatientCareLink.
MassHealth has released several bulletins regarding the coverage and coding of Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in order to increase access to treatment.
Twelve hospitals in Boston and Cambridge have signed a commitment to provide mandatory substance use disorder training to all of their hospital-based physicians and residents in key departments.
The Health Policy Commission released this report last week tracking hospital emergency department and inpatient use in the battle against the opioid use disorder.
The Massachusetts House-Senate Conference Committee began meeting last week to iron out differences between the two chambers’ state budgets for Fiscal Year 2020.
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) have performed the tough task of identifying the hows and whos of the statewide opioid epidemic that is killing nearly 2,000 people a year in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Health & Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders has announced an initiative to improve access to ambulatory behavioral healthcare.
When a provider calls, a MCSTAP specialist will gather details and then send a request to a physician consultant, who will call the provider back within 30 minutes.
A new opportunity is available through the state for organizations wishing to train staff members on how to best coordinate care for individuals who have co-occurring brain injury and substance use disorder.
The State Senate in the course of debating its version of the FY2020 state budget last week passed two MHA priority amendments that will assist in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
Hospitals are undertaking important initiatives to reach deeper into their communities to improve health.
The State Senate begins debate tomorrow on the Senate Ways & Means proposed state budget for FY2020 and the 1,100-plus amendments to it that have been filed.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives today begins debate on the proposed FY2020 state budget, and the nearly 1,400 amendments to it that have been filed.
The Joint Commission recently issued two notices.
To prevent unused prescription drugs from finding their way into the wrong hands, each year the federal Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors the national Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The National Institutes of Health has selected Boston Medical Center as one of four national sites that will receive a combined $350 million to combat the opioid crisis.
Despite the progress in Massachusetts fighting opioid use, the healthcare community and state political leaders are not letting up on the issue.
In this webinar, you'll learn what Massachusetts has been doing to combat both the spigot problem and the treatment challenges of the opioid epidemic.
Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is using a federal grant to allow its health personnel to go into communities and train individuals on how to assist someone facing a mental health crisis.
Boston Medical Center is holding four separate buprenorphine waiver trainings in March and April.
Boston Medical Center is holding four separate buprenorphine waiver trainings in March and April.