Ensuring Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Treatment through the Continuum Webinar Series

More than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries had a diagnosis of opioid use disorder (OUD) in 2020.
However, fewer than one in five received medication to treat this condition. In addition, the number of patients who stay in treatment after hospital discharge decrease drastically.

This webinar series is a collaboration between all Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations and will provide strategies, interventions, and targeted solutions to ensure access to MOUD treatment and facilitate continuity of care through the continuum.

Please join us to hear from national experts during this monthly webinar series from September 2023 through June 2024.
All sessions take place on Fridays at 12 noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT. Register for this no-cost series here.

Session 1—September 15, 2023: Role of the Emergency Department (ED) Physician in the Treatment of Patients with OUD
• Basics and science of addiction; screening and initiating MOUD.

Session 2—October 13, 2023: Role of the Pharmacist in the Treatment of Patients with OUD
• Medication processes, addressing opioid adverse drug events (ADEs), and risk assessment for opioid prescribing.

Sessions 3 (Part 1: Presentation) and 4 (Part 2: Panel Discussion)November 17, 2023, and January 12, 2024: Seamlessly Transitioning Patients on MOUD to Nursing Homes
• Discharge planning, medication reconciliation, and readmission prevention.

Sessions 5 (Part 1: Presentation) and 6 (Part 2: Panel Discussion)—February 9, 2024, and March 8, 2024: Management of Patients on MOUD During the Nursing Home Stay
• Admissions assessment & treatment, addressing stigma, and naloxone training.

Sessions 7 (Part 1: Presentation) and 8 (Part 2: Panel Discussion)—April 12, 2024, and May 10, 2024: Sustaining Recovery for Patients on MOUD
• Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO), peer support, narcotics anonymous meetings, counseling, and use of technologies.

Session 9—June 7, 2024: Management of Patients on MOUD: Key Takeaways and Series Wrap Up
• A general certificate of attendance will be provided for continuing education/contact hours.
• Attendees are responsible for determining if this program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification for their discipline.