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Scroll to top of page Craig F. The medication is also available as a tablet. Freyer Globe Staff May 18, Neighborhood Health Plan is launching an initiative to encourage physicians to prescribe a drug to treat opioid addiction, in the hope of increasing access to the medication.
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Tony Dodek, chief medical officer. The payments will be offered to the first who apply; if demand is high, the insurer will consider expanding the program, Dodek said.
The training requirement has been an obstacle to increasing the availability of buprenorphine.
The drug reduces cravings for opioids, prevents overdoses, and helps sustain recovery, yet a minority of physicians are certified to prescribe it, and fewer than half of opioid-addicted people have access to it.
At Neighborhood last month, for example, only 1 percent of its physicians prescribed buprenorphine, and no nurse practitioners or physician assistants prescribed it. By the end of the March, only one had taken advantage of it.
Bierer, president of the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine, praised the notion of providing incentives to increase prescribing of buprenorphine.
Buprenorphine comes in many forms, both generic and name brand. We are agnostic about the formulations prescribed. Other organizations such as hospitals and addiction treatment centers have hired recovery coaches — people who have experienced addiction and guide others in their recovery.
But Neighborhood said it is the first health plan in the country to do so. However, Neighborhood has waived the co-pay for naloxone, the overdose-reversing drug best known by the trade name Narcan, and is reminding pharmacists to notify patients receiving high-dose painkillers that free naloxone is available.
Asked about that, Dr. Ken Duckworth, medical director for behavioral health at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, said through a spokeswoman: We support solutions that seek to expand access to medication-assisted treatment across the Commonwealth.
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