Wellcare connects providers and members to resources associated with opioid use and addiction including Medication Assisted Treatment. Our aim is to assist our providers regarding the use and misuse of opioid medications and various types of pain management tactics.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.SAMHSA.gov provides several physician resources targeted at the treatment of OUD, including:
- Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- MAT Training Material and Resources
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers OUD prescriber resources and web-based interactive training and webinars, which includes:
- Prescribing Guidelines
- Prescribing Guidelines Resources
- Prescriber Training for Providers
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Overview
Wellcare hopes our providers recognizes the importance of this opioid program and will consider becoming MAT prescribers. To learn more go to our MAT information page.
For members wishing to learn more about opioid use, pain management and addiction, CME Outfitters offers an informative Opioid Patient Education Hub with videos, infographics, patient stories and more.
As necessary, you may also refer members for a higher level of care by searching www.findtreatment.gov.
PLEASE NOTE: Search results may include out-of-network providers. Please keep this in mind when referring Wellcare members.