Dates: July 17th and August 8th
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Organization Description: In 2003, Boston Medical Center established the Massachusetts Model for Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Program to address key barriers in integrating buprenorphine treatment in office-based practices. Nationally recognized and nationally replicated, the BMC OBAT Program has been treating patients for over 16 years using a collaborative care model that relies on nurse care managers to ensure delivery of high quality addiction treatment while effectively and efficiently utilizing the time of providers waivered to prescribe buprenorphine. Visit their website: https://www.bmcobat.org/
MAT Services Description: Dubbed the “Massachusetts Model,” BMC’s OBAT Program now serves as a model of service delivery for facilitating access to life-saving treatment and improving treatment outcomes in patients with opioid use disorders. BMC’s OBAT Program, integrated into its primary care and specialty outpatient clinics, enables patients to receive care for substance use disorders similar to the way that other chronic medical conditions are managed. BMC’s OBAT Program in Primary Care currently serves over 800 patients at any given time and is the largest hospital based opioid treatment program in New England. The BMC OBAT model is effective at increasing access to evidence based treatment for addiction as well as improving the quality of care provided to patients with substance use disorders. Under BMC’s leadership the STATE OBAT Program treated over 16,000 patients for substance use disorders in 2017.