EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT COMPREHENSIVE CARE

Less than 15% of patients who present in emergency rooms with substance use disorder are referred to evidence based treatment. We welcome you to be part of the solution that connects more patients with addiction treatment that works.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT MAT PROGRAM FOR YOUR HEALTH SYSTEM OR HOSPITAL, PLEASE CONTACT US AT EDCC@BRIGHTVIEWHEALTH.COM.

IT STARTS WITH SCREENING FOR OPIOID USE DISORDER IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

BrightView has worked with hospitals across Ohio to implement programs that provide a science-based response to patients exhibiting signs of substance use disorder. BrightView has partnered with Summa Health System, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Promedica, and the University of Cincinnati and plans to expand its services to many other health systems throughout its territories.

BrightView is also deeply involved in the National Institute of Health’s Healing Communities Study, a multistate endeavor to improve continuums of care. The NIH effort focuses on implementing a structured and effective response to substance use disorder and expanding its reach to qualified healthcare providers.

THE REASON FOR THIS EFFORT

A report released July 20th, 2021, by the Legal Action Center concluded emergency departments neglecting to provide proper screenings for SUD and referrals to treatment facilities may violate federal law. The laws in question concern the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

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HOW BRIGHTVIEW HELPS

To better assist emergency departments with updating their policies and procedures in compliance with these mandates, BrightView will provide the following services: 

  • Emergency Room Toolkit
  • SUD Patient Protocol
  • Evidence-Based SUD Treatment Center Referral Guide
  • Grant Sourcing
  • Assessment and update for SUD-centered order sets in electronic medical records systems 
  • Education regarding suboxone dosing and prescribing within the emergency department setting 
  • Marketing & Rollout Support
  • HIPPA and 42 CFR pt 2 Compliance Training
  • Naloxone Distribution and Training
  • Healthcare Network Connected Community

WHY PARTNER?

  • Emergency department SUD programs save lives, eliminate wait times for life-saving medications, and create a new 24-hour “front door” to treatment for communities by doing the following:
  • Identify patients with opioid use disorder by implementing a screening process in emergency departments.
  • Address opioid use disorder by utilizing evidence-based practices in emergency medicine and acute care settings
  • Transition patients to long-term care and supportive services using innovative processes that improve pathways to treatment.
  • Contact BrightView today to learn more about how we can help you health system and continuum of care.

ABOUT THE OHIO ED COMPREHENSIVE CARE PROGRAM

The Emergency Department (ED) Comprehensive Care Program is a collaborative state-wide initiative funded by the Ohio Department of Health. The goal of this program is to enhance Ohio’s response to the opioid crisis by creating a comprehensive system of care for patients who present in emergency departments with opioid addiction. The project is a collaboration of public, private and healthcare partners at the state and local level. The three key components are to Identify, Manage, and Transition affected individuals:

  • Identify patients with opioid use disorder by implementing a screening process in emergency departments.
  • Manage opioid use disorder by implementing evidence-based practices in emergency medicine.
  • Transition patients to long-term care and supportive services using innovative processes that improve pathways to treatment.

Local Partnerships and Activities

Local health departments and health systems are implementing evidence-based practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), the adoption of protocols for MAT induction in the ED (including buprenorphine), Naloxone distribution, and Peer Recovery Support.

Statewide and Cross-System Activities

BrightView and the Ohio Department of Health are leading statewide and cross-system activities, including informing the development of EPIC Foundation System (EMR) updates, providing DATA 2000 waiver training, supporting the infrastructure for Peer Recovery Support, and developing an online interactive toolkit to that will facilitate the adoption of these practices in other communities.

Click here to download the Opioid Use Disorder in Emergency Department Comprehensive Care overview.

BRIGHTVIEW BY THE NUMBERS

“It’s working for me.”

Within six months, unemployment among BrightView patients decreases by over 50%.

Proactivity of Proper Healthcare Use Improves Dramatically

BrightView patients report a nearly 50% increase in engagement with regular medical providers (for example, primary care providers) after just 90 days in our program.

We Help Patients Re-engage in the Workforce

Within six months of beginning the program, unemployment among BrightView patients decreases by over 50%.

We take your insurance.

If someone wants help for SUD, we will treat them at BrightView. We don’t turn anyone away and we take more insurances than any other SUD provider in the state, including Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance plans.