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Medicaid Adds Consultation Services for Health Professionals Who Treat Pregnant Women With OUD
Posted on: 7/15/2019

The mission of Illinois Medicaid’s DocAssist is to help primary care clinicians screen, diagnose and treat the mental health and substance use problems of children, adolescents and perinatal women through consultation, training and referral assistance.

Medicaid’s Illinois DocAssist program now offers phone consultation services for healthcare professionals who care for women who are expecting and who also have an opioid use disorder (OUD). 

The new services became available on July 1 and focus on the recommended therapy for pregnant women with OUD, which is medication-assisted treatment (MAT) along with counseling.   

MAT training for healthcare professionals

Illinois DocAssist will soon begin offering healthcare professionals on-site training pertaining to treating patients with substance use disorder, with a specific focus on MAT. These future training sessions will be held in Central and Southern Illinois.

To learn more about the upcoming training, click here, scroll down to "On-Site Workshops" and click on “Medication-assisted treatment (MAT).”  Illinois DocAssist is currently compiling a list of health professionals who are interested in this training. Provide your info docassistgraphic here and stay tuned! 

If you have questions, call Illinois DocAssist at 866-986-2778 or send an email

You may also contact the ISMS advocacy team with your questions by calling 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by sending an email.



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