Written by: Center for Care Innovations

This webinar explores ways in which primary care health centers can use contingency management, or motivational incentives with tangible rewards, to influence behavior change for patients with substance use disorders.

The session features Nancy Petry, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Director of Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention in the Calhoun Cardiology Center at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Petry is known for her research on behavioral treatments for addictive disorders, behavioral pharmacology, and impulsivity.

Who should watch this webinar?

Healthcare teams interested in how to effectively use contingency management interventions in their treatment plans

Our big takeaways:

      • Evidence shows that use of prize-based reward systems increases patient retention and abstinence in treating substance use disorders.
      • Veteran Affairs is implementing contingency management nationwide in treating substance use disorders with an overwhelmingly positive response from patients and providers.
      • Health centers need to be creative in ways to fund their contingency management programs, but per patient costs are reasonable and in certain cases may be reimbursable through the Affordable Care Act.



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