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Facilities

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare, Residential, and Correctional Facilities

Healthcare Facilities: outpatient, inpatient, long-term care

  • The CDC has also provided a healthcare facility COVID-19 preparedness assessment checklist which outlines the development of a COVID-19
    preparedness plan in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Residential Facilities

  • The Illinois Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery has released guidance to residential, long-term care, and OTP providers in their state.
  • The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) posted guidance and resources for recovery residences, residents, and staff.

Correctional and Detention Facilities

Providers

COVID-19 Resources for Substance Use Providers

Substance Use Providers

Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT)

  • FAQs: Provision of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 emergency (SAMHSA)
  • Washington State’s guidance for office based opioid treatment programs and buprenorphine prescriptions
  • This webinar, entitled Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic, walks through MAT in rural Wisconsin during the COVID-19 outbreak (March 20, 2020)

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)

  • Ohio released a FAQ document responding to questions relating to dosing, medication storage, OTP closures, and supporting employees.
  • Tennessee released guidance for their OTPs which covers preparedness recommendations and best practices for reducing transmission, dosing, screening, and OTP closures (March 20, 2020).
  • Washington State has provided a FAQ document for opioid treatment programs, including recommendations and resources on office functions, medication storage, dosing, delivery protocol, and OTP closures (March 4, 2020).
  • Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need A Bigger Boat! You will find the objectives about 4 minutes into the presentation.

Recovery Support Services

COVID-19 Resources for Recovery Support Services

  • The National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) posted guidance and resources for recovery residences, residents, and staff.

 

  • WEconnect and Unity Recovery are partnering together to offer 4 daily all
    recovery meetings to anyone in the world. Meetings will follow an open format and are available to anyone in or seeking recovery. Join the calls at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 9:00 pm eastern time 7 days/week at zoom.us/my/allrecovery.

 

Benefits & Funding

Resources for Benefits and Funding During COVID-19

  • Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by CMS—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. For more information see this fact sheet.

 

 

  • CMS Updates FAQs for Medicaid and CHIP: CMS released updated FAQs that address issues raised by states over the prior few days. The document includes answers to questions related to the flexibilities CMS is affording to states in managed care, benefits, financing, 1115 demonstrations, and leveraging “1135” waivers offered as part of the President’s declaration of a national emergency. States may submit questions to CMS through their state leads. The FAQs can be found here.

 

 

Telehealth

Resources for Telehealth During COVID-19

  • The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has developed guidance for providing substance use and mental health services via telehealth. OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss shared a memo regarding funding of these services.

 

  • Medicare—administered by CMS—is temporarily paying clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. For more information see this fact sheet.