COE UPMC Bridge Clinic

July 31, 2024

Health care team members will learn about the bridge clinic model and how referrals and partnerships with bridge clinics can enhance access to care and provide better support for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

Agenda:

  1. Intro
  2. Learning objectives
  3. UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Clinic
    1. Medication Treatment for OUD should not be delayed
    2. Barriers to accessing evidence- based treatment
    3. Bridge clinic model
    4. Telehealth as a solution
    5. Review of telehealth for MOUD
    6. Telehealth Regulatory landscape
    7. UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Program
      1. Patient Engagement
      2. Patient Engagement Appointments
      3. Overview of the first 9,757 patient encounters
      4. Sustained Growth over four years
      5. Excellent rate of engagement in buprenorphine treatment
      6. 6-month outcomes
    8. Proportion of days cover- buprenorphine
    9. Cost of care compared to 30 days pre-bridge clinic
    10. Changes in SUD-Specific PMPM Compared to Pre-Bridge Clinic By Service Category
    11. PA DHS Medicaid Analysis of Bridge Clinic
    12. Unsolicited Stakeholder feedback
    13. Contact information
  4. UPMC Latterman’s partnership with the UPMC Bridge Clinic
    1. Clinic challenges prior to partnership
    2. Improvements post partnership
    3. Current program structure for LFHC MOUD
    4. Patient scenarios and discussion
      1. Mr. Smooth sailing
      1. Ms. Day
      2. Ms. Oops
      3. Ms. Cycle
      4. Mr. Setup
    1. Testament from the team at Latterman
  1. Questions and discussion

 

Target Audience

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Social Worker

Learning Objectives

  • Outline relevant policies and regulations that impact the operation of bridge clinics and partnerships with COEs.
  • Discuss the importance of rapid induction of MOUD and identify barriers to rapid induction.
  • Describe how forming partnerships with bridge clinics can enhance access to care and provide better support for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/31/2024
Course expires: 
11/30/2024
Event starts: 
07/31/2024 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/31/2024 - 1:30pm EDT

Health care team members will learn about the bridge clinic model and how referrals and partnerships with bridge clinics can enhance access to care and provide better support for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

Agenda:

  1. Intro
  2. Learning objectives
  3. UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Clinic
    1. Medication Treatment for OUD should not be delayed
    2. Barriers to accessing evidence- based treatment
    3. Bridge clinic model
    4. Telehealth as a solution
    5. Review of telehealth for MOUD
    6. Telehealth Regulatory landscape
    7. UPMC Medical Toxicology Telemedicine Bridge Program
      1. Patient Engagement
      2. Patient Engagement Appointments
      3. Overview of the first 9,757 patient encounters
      4. Sustained Growth over four years
      5. Excellent rate of engagement in buprenorphine treatment
      6. 6-month outcomes
    8. Proportion of days cover- buprenorphine
    9. Cost of care compared to 30 days pre-bridge clinic
    10. Changes in SUD-Specific PMPM Compared to Pre-Bridge Clinic By Service Category
    11. PA DHS Medicaid Analysis of Bridge Clinic
    12. Unsolicited Stakeholder feedback
    13. Contact information
  4. UPMC Latterman’s partnership with the UPMC Bridge Clinic
    1. Clinic challenges prior to partnership
    2. Improvements post partnership
    3. Current program structure for LFHC MOUD
    4. Patient scenarios and discussion
      1. Mr. Smooth sailing
      1. Ms. Day
      2. Ms. Oops
      3. Ms. Cycle
      4. Mr. Setup
    1. Testament from the team at Latterman
  1. Questions and discussion
Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Dr. Michael Lynch

Dr. Heather Mikes

Hannah Scears

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Social Work Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.25 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.25 ASWB
  • 1.25 Attendance
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