Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

November 8, 2019

This is a private course and registrations are not being accepted.

Target Audience

Primary care providers, clinical behavior health specialists and behavior health directors.

Medication Assisted Treatment ECHO

This interactive web-based program provides essential guidelines and steps to implementing and integrating a successful MAT program into an outpatient primary care setting. The MAT program aims to improve access for patients suffering from opioid use disorder.

  • Diagnosing Opioid Use Disorder
  • Types of medications (naltrexone vs. buprenorphine) and requirements for each (labs, monitoring, etc.)
  • Buprenorphine induction maintenance, relapse and tapering protocols
  • Referral process, clinic flow
  • Opiate withdrawal-treatment
  • Drug screens
  • Controlled substance agreement
  • Multi-party consents
  • Prior authorization requirements for buprenorphine (documentation, barriers, etc.)
  • Clinic and community integration


The purpose is to inform clinic members (admin, providers, nursing, etc.) on how to successfully integrate a MAT program into an outpatient primary care setting. The mission is to help centers and clinics set up primary care based MAT to improve access for patients suffering from opioid use disorder across the state of Iowa. 

Learning Objectives

  • Integration of MAT within a primary care outpatient setting.
  • Explore work-flows, clinic agreements, prior authorization for medication requirements and example protocols. 
  • Learn the different phases of outpatient MAT care including induction, titration, maintenance and taper.


Gagan Lamba, MA, MS, MBA, CSM (Moderator)
Behavioral Health Manager, Primary Health Care, Inc.

Bethanie Langloss, LISW
Behavioral Health Consultant, Primary Health Care, Inc.

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, the planning committee, speakers, and moderators indicated they have no financial relationships with commercial interest companies to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/08/2019 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/08/2019 - 1:15pm CST

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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