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Opioid Resources

The CDC estimates that 115 people die every day from an opioid overdose (46 of those involving prescription opioids) in the surging crisis that led the HHS in October 2017* to declare the opioid epidemic “a public health emergency.”

Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT)

With an emphasis on medication assistance and coordinating integrated outpatient care services in treatment of patients with opioid dependence, OBOT programs have proven to be effective, confidential, accessible and safe. They have resulted in overall reduced substance use in patients as well as in overall retention in treatment, recovery, and integration in the mainstream. The use of buprenorphine in treating opioid dependence (especially with a medication-assisted model) is supported by medical literature, such as the evidenced-based retention percentages documented by the 2003 Kakko study as well as others at Yale, Hopkins and NIDA.

Provider mentoring

Steven Jenkusky, M.D., serves as a dedicated clinical resource and national mentor to providers. You may contact Dr. Jenkusky with your OBOT treatment-related questions at:

Phone: 505-923-6731

Email: SJenkusky@MagellanHealth.com

Contracting with Magellan to provide OBOT

For questions related to OBOT contracting and credentialing, contact your Magellan network representative today, or dial the Provider Services Line at 1-800-788-4005 and ask to be connected to your area network rep.

You can also email MPComSupport@MagellanHealth.com about joining the OBOT network, and a network representative will follow up with you soon.

More information

Continuing education

Presented by Gary Henschen, MD, LFAPA, Magellan’s senior vice president, medical director of medical management, Magellan offers the following courses for CE credits:

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Use Disorders (generic)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Use Disorders in Youth and Young Adults

These trainings are available after secure sign-in on the Magellan provider website. Magellan providers are eligible to receive 1.0 Continuing Education Clock Hour for completing each webinar.

  1. Sign in to this website.
  2. Select Online Training from the Education top menu.
  3. Find the training and supporting materials under Courses Offered for CE Credit.

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*HHS acting secretary declares public health emergency to address national opioid crisis. Available at https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2017/10/26/hhs-acting-secretary-declares-public-health-emergency-address-national-opioid-crisis.html