The fast-evolving nature of the U.S. opioid-heroin-fentanyl epidemic can make it difficult to stay on top of timely issues and opportunities to make a greater difference. In this session, Dr. Andrea Barthwell, a former president of ASAM and deputy at ONDCP under President George W. Bush, will discuss 15 trending topics related to substance use disorder policy, practice, and payment. She will provide a concise overview of each issue, offer analysis based on her 30 years of experience in addiction medicine, and share opportunities for stakeholders to learn more or take action – all in 50 minutes or less.
This presentation will be delivered with the diverse experiences and tight schedules of Rx Summit participants in mind. Professionals in prevention, treatment, law enforcement, government, nonprofits, health insurance and data companies, pharmacy, and other areas of health care can benefit from an overview of the issues that are – or should be – garnering nationwide attention and resources. Subjects will include the changing standard of care in addiction medicine, care for individuals with active SUDs, therapeutic drug testing, telemedicine regulation and practice, payment models, and recovery support, in addition to several public safety and advocacy topics.
Sponsor: Ideal Option