This study examines state approaches to opioid health homes (OHH) and uses a retrospective analysis to identify facilitators and barriers to the program's implementation from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.
The OHH model appears to have the potential to effectively address the complex needs of individuals with opioid use disorder by providing whole-person care that integrates medical care, behavioral health, and social services and supports. The experiences of Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont can guide the development and implementation of similar OHH initiatives in other states.
Clemans-Cope, L., Wishner, J.B., Allen, E.H., Lallemand, N.,Epstein, M., Spillman, B.C. (2017). Experiences of three states implementing the Medicaid health home model to address opioid use disorder—Case studies in Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 83, 27-35.