New! CMS Podcast Series on Opioid Use Disorder Management in Hospital Settings

No community is untouched by the opioid crisis. That’s why the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to supporting your work with resources that add value for your health care partners who are on the front lines of this crisis – like the new podcast series, Buprenorphine Initiation in the Emergency Department: Why, When, and How?

CMS partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Dissemination Initiative to interview nationally recognized experts who describe how hospitals and health systems can provide excellent care for their patients with opioid use disorder, support their clinical teams and exercise fiscal responsibility. 

Created for hospital leaders and clinicians, you’ll hear actionable advice on the technology tools, clinical evidence and referral networks that support this safe and effective first-line treatment in the ED – and how this research has been translated into action. Listen and learn at your own pace with a run time of less than 15 minutes per episode in this four-part series.

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