Integrating new services into a practice requires adapting operational systems and workflows. These cannot be designed and implemented in a vacuum—stakeholders should be engaged across the organization. New policies, processes, and procedures will need to be refined over time based on feedback. Programs should also take a patient-centered approach that considers patient needs and preferences.
Principles of Substance Use Treatment
Addiction is a complex disease with biological, psychological, and social aspects and should be treated as such.
Operational Systems and Workflows
Develop and implement new policies, processes, and procedures for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program.
Plan how the medication-assisted treatment services will be financed.
Take an approach to patient care that is customized to patient preferences and needs.
Other Common Issues Among Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder
Be aware of the specialized needs patients with opioid use disorder may have.