Opioid Overdoses Among High-Risk Medicaid Members: Healthcare Cost, Service Utilization, and Risk Factor Analysis

Friday, August 7, 2020
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Judy Savageau, MPH
Commonwealth Medicine
Melissa Brindisi, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Faye Miller
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Laura Sefton , MPP
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Adam Stoler, MPA
Office of Medicaid (MassHealth)
Margaret Harvey, PsyD
Office of Medicaid (MassHealth)
Dana Bernson, MPH
University of Massachusetts Medical School

As payment reforms evolve under the umbrella of accountable care organizations, behavioral health community partnership models are key for collaborating with healthcare and social service providers and community resources for care management and coordination, and referrals to support services. Findings in this poster by Judy Savageau, MPH, research consultant, Research and Evaluation, inform MassHealth’s understanding of its members’ experiences regarding medical and behavioral health services and identify risk factors predictive of overdose that may help guide future policies and programs. Savageau presented this poster at the Academy Health 2020 Annual Research Meeting.

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Academy Health 2020 Annual Research Meeting