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ACCP Authors Issue Brief on Comprehensive Medication Management for Substance Use Disorder in the Addiction Recovery Medical Home

April 26, 2022

The Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform released an issue brief, authored by ACCP members, on coordinated and comprehensive medication management of substance use disorder. The purpose of the brief is to advance the adoption and implementation of comprehensive medication management (CMM) in the Addiction Recovery Medical Home, an alternative payment model for the treatment of addiction and substance use disorder. The Alliance has previously highlighted clinical pharmacists as members of the care team in this coordinated model as described in their white paper.

ACCP would like to acknowledge the following ACCP members for contributing their time, effort, and expertise to this publication:

  • Veldana Alliu, Pharm.D., BCPS
    National Program Manager, Clinical Practice Integration & Model Advancement
    Pharmacy Benefits Management Services Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office Veterans Health Administration

  • Lucas G. Hill, Pharm.D., BCACP
    Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
    Director, Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine Program

  • Tran H. Tran, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Associate Professor, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy
    Clinical Pharmacist, Rush University Medical Center

About the Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform

The Alliance for Addiction Payment Reform (the Alliance) is a national multi-sector alliance of health care industry leaders – including payers, health systems, and subject matter experts – dedicated to aligning incentives and establishing a structure that promotes the type of integration and patient care capable of producing improved outcomes for patients, payers, and health systems.

Since 2017, the Alliance has convened clinical, addiction, information technology, primary care, social, regulatory, and policy experts to develop and implement the Addiction Recovery Medical Home Alternative Payment Model (ARMH-APM) – a multi-faceted payment model that structures financial resources for addiction treatment and recovery services into value-based and outcomes-driven mechanisms. The Alliance is managed by Third Horizon Strategies, a boutique advisory firm focused on shaping a future system that actualizes a sustainable culture of health nationwide.


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