Collaborative Learning Opportunities

Opioid Data Analytics Cohort

Medicaid IAP supported states that are in the initial stages of examining their substance use disorder (SUD) data. There are three inter-related areas of focus for the Opioid Data Analytics Cohort, which ran sequentially from April 2018-September 2018:

  1. Opioid use disorder (OUD)
  2. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  3. Neo-natal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and OUD care for pregnant women in the Medicaid program

Participation was geared towards states that are in the early stages of conducting analyses to size and stratify their opioid problem, assess the distribution and availability of MAT, and understand the size and characteristics of NAS and opioid-related maternity care in Medicaid. The Opioid Data Analytics Cohort consisted of facilitated state-to-state discussion opportunities of regular frequency to share progress, challenges, analytical findings, and results based on the analytics produced by participating states.

Participating states include California, Colorado, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, and West Virginia. For additional information, review the Program Overview and Information Session slides.

Data Dashboards Flash Track

The Opioid Data Dashboards Flash Track, which ran from June 2018-October 2018, is geared towards states interested in participating in a mini-course with the end goal of producing a data dashboard, a plan for a dashboard, a prototype, or a mock-up for a section of a dashboard on SUD/opioids in their Medicaid program. Medicaid IAP supported states in their efforts to develop a dashboard, but is not able to develop dashboards on behalf of states. The Opioid Data Dashboards Flash Track addressed questions around how to construct and use a data dashboard; provided ongoing technical support and facilitated state-to-state discussions to share progress/challenges; and shared examples of data dashboards produced by other states.

Participating states include Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. For additional information, review the Program Overview and Information Session slides.

High Intensity Learning Collaborative

The High Intensity Learning Collaborative (HILC) was a year-long program support initiative that began in January 2015 and was designed to support a small number of states in developing the necessary policy and infrastructure changes to improve the care and outcomes for individuals with SUDs. The HILC states are Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. Following the yearlong collaborative, HILC states are provided ongoing one-on-one support to continue their work.

Learn more about the HILC states and their IAP work

Topics addressed include:

  • Defining Needs and Opportunities Using Data
  • Using Data and Metrics to Track Interventions and Outcomes
  • Quality Metrics Used in the HILC
  • SUD Benefits and the SUD Care Continuum
  • Care Transitions for Individuals with SUD
  • At-Risk Populations
  • Developing Payment Strategies for SUD
  • Paying for Value in Behavioral Health