This webinar supported hospitals in implementing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) in the inpatient setting. It reviewed steps to implementation, including increasing the number of providers with “X” waivers and communicating effectively with hospital administration. This was an interactive webinar inviting participant questions and comments. The panel also discussed regulations of methadone and buprenorphine as well as insurance coverage for these medications.
Diana Coffa, MD, associate professor, UCSF primary care addiction medicine fellowship program
James Gasper, PharmD, BCPP, psychiatric and substance use disorder pharmacist at California Department of Health Care Services
Hannah Snyder, MD, clinical fellow, primary care addiction medicine at UCSF/Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Support for Hospital Opioid Use Treatment (Project SHOUT) provides clinical leaders with the tools they need to start and maintain patients on buprenorphine or methadone during hospitalizations for any condition, be it medical, surgical, or obstetric. Specialists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will provide a suite of supports: coaching, toolkits, protocols, monographs for pharmacy and therapeutics committees, webinars, and onsite presentations.