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Mon, 21 May 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Identifying People with Opioid Use Disorders and Service Interactions in Claims Data

Speakers: Marisa Domino, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health

The opioid overdose death rate in North Carolina is higher than the national average and increased by approximately 25% from 2015 to 2016. Office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or naltrexone has been shown to be effective in treating opioid use disorder. However, identification of people with OUD in administrative data is not straightforward and the link between primary care access and MAT is complex, especially in rural areas with lower primary care provider capacity and still lower access to specialists that may either complement or substitute for primary care access to MAT. This seminar will describe patterns of opioid-related disorder diagnoses and utilization of office-based treatment in the North Carolina Medicaid program and North Carolina’s largest private insurer from 2012 to 2016.


Location information

Brinkhous-Bullitt, room 219

United States
North Carolina
27599 Chapel Hill
North Medical Drive 160