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HMA Opioid Experts Are in Demand

As the national opioid epidemic continues, HMA experts are sharing their vast knowledge and experience related to substance use disorders (SUD) and addiction treatment systems with providers, policymakers and other stakeholders addressing this crisis.

Addiction medicine experts and HMA Principals Dr. Lori Raney and Dr. Corey Waller, presented at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) national conference April 4-7. The three-day event drew more than 2,300 physicians and clinicians, researchers, counselors and policymakers to learn more about new developments in the science, policy and clinical practice of addiction medicine.

Dr. Raney led a panel of experts discussing Collaborative Care for MAT: Evidence-Based Support and New Reimbursement Strategies, which focused on a team-based approach to care for medication assisted treatment (MAT) prescribing teams in order to improve outcomes. Dr. Raney has researched, trained and published extensively on the topic.

Dr. Waller took part in a day-long, preconference course, Pain & Addiction: Common Threads, for providers seeking an advanced understanding of clinical best practices and new research developments as well as integrating new techniques into their own practice. Dr. Waller shared his expertise in a presentation outlining the Neuroscience of Pain, Addiction and Trauma.

In addition to sharing expertise during the ASAM conference, the opioid team will also represent HMA at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit April 22-25 where Dr. Waller will join a panel of SUD experts during the Quality of Care Showcase, an interactive conversation where panelists will discuss standards of care for SUD and pain, implementing treatment polices and systems, and how to ensure optimal access for patient care. HMA is also an event sponsor and exhibitor and will have colleagues on-site talking about HMA’s capabilities in SUD and addiction treatment.

Earlier this year, HMA launched a series of free webinars, HMA Talks Opioids, to help partners and providers address the various challenges of tackling the opioid crisis. Summary documents outlining HMA’s opioid response capabilities and how states can prevent opioid abuse are also available.

Upcoming webinars include Exploring Social Determinants as They Relate to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery in the Opioid Use Disorder Ecosystem on May 29 and Health and Public Safety: Partnerships to Address Substance Use and the Opioid Crisis on June 5.

Previous webinar recordings are archived and available for replay on HMA’s website and include: