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Pennsylvania’s Quality Incentive Program for Opioid Use Disorder: A Call To Action For Emergency Departments

Preti, Megan (2020) Pennsylvania’s Quality Incentive Program for Opioid Use Disorder: A Call To Action For Emergency Departments. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The Opioid Crisis is of significant public health relevance, as more than 2 million Americans suffer from opioid use. The State of Pennsylvania Human and Health Services (HHS) Department offered an opportunity for hospitals to participate in a quality incentive program when treating Medicaid patients coming into the Emergency Department with opioid use disorder (OUD). Beginning in 2019, the program included two phases; the first phase would pay hospitals for implementing treatment pathways for patients in 2019, and the second phase required follow up care for these patients to be evaluated in 2020. Hospital System X (HSX) and its seven hospitals decided to be a part of this pilot program to mitigate the opioid epidemic within Pennsylvania. HSX successfully implemented the first phase in 2019, and is currently preparing for the second phase of the program.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Preti, MeganMEP155@pitt.eduMEP155
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriede, Samuelfriede@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberHawk, Marymeh96@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 30 March 2020
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 35
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: No
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 19:18
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2020 19:18


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