Webinar: Eliminating Barriers to MAT: How to Successfully Integrate Medication-Assisted Treatment into Your Agency

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. It provides a "whole patient" approach to this treatment.

MAT has become an integral part of an increasing number of government policies as lawmakers attempt to deal with the opioid crisis within the United States. This development has created challenges for many, including healthcare providers. Physicians and healthcare treatment providers keep MAT in mind as they navigate their way through the accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements of becoming approved as an opioid treatment program (OTP) or integrating office-based opioid therapy (OBOT) into their practices. Additionally, providers must address concerns and myths over MAT stigma, therapeutic value, and controversy surrounding the efficacy of MAT versus strict abstinence based treatment.

This webinar will explore these challenges around integrating MAT into your treatment as well as other related factors.

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Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLC, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.

Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.

Daniel Blaney-Koen

Daniel Blaney-Koen

Daniel Blaney-Koen is a Senior Legislative Attorney with the AMA Advocacy Resource Center.

He focuses on pharmaceutical issues, the nation's opioid epidemic, insurance market reforms and other public health and health policy issues. Daniel has held several roles at the AMA, including serving as a public information officer, policy analyst and speechwriter. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in poetry from Colorado State University, and his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona. He earned his law degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Daniel lives in Chicago with his wife, two young sons and baby daughter.


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