Collaborative 5: Substance Use Disorders

Substance use disorders touch approximately 2 million Americans and about 7 in 10 employers have felt the impact. Employers looking to secure better clinical management of this health care and disability cost driver are exploring access to care issues, as well as evidence-based strategies to treat substance use disorders. As employers and other health care purchasers grapple with substance use disorders they need to be able to develop and roll out immediate and mid-term solutions.


In winter 2018, we will be kicking off Collaborative 5: “Encouraging Evidence-based Treatments for Substance Use Disorders” to help employers explore provider payment methods and benefit and network designs to encourage evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders. 


We are currently recruiting participants for this effort!  Join those who have thrown their hat in the ring so far.

We will benefit tremendously from the subject matter expertise of Dr. Corey Waller, Consultant at Complex Care Consulting LLC for this initiative.

Description of our work

This Collaborative is focused on tackling challenges and developing strategies to address substance use disorders. Over the course of 10-12 months, CPR, Dr. Waller, and Collaborative participants will meet monthly to discuss the substance use disorder landscape and potential strategies for addressing substance abuse, including leveraging relevant data, benefit and network design options, provider payment methods, and ways to partner with pharmacy benefit managers. Participants will design tailored strategies to help their members with substance use disorders.

Final deliverable

We’ll develop hands-on tools to help participants implement high-value strategies to drive their members with substance use disorders to evidence-based treatments.  Keep checking back as our work develops!

Status check

Great news!  You’re right on time – we are still recruiting for this Collaborative!

If you would like to learn more about this effort or get involved in the Collaborative, apply below or contact Ryan Olmstead, Director of Member Services, at [email protected]

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