Opioid Use Disorder
70-84% of pregnant women with OUD do not receive
a post-partum visit in PA
Kelley, D, 2018 CMS Quality Conference
  • Increase substance use disorder (SUD) screening, diagnosis, and referrals among pregnant women
  • Increase initiation in and continuation with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) among pregnant and postpartum women
  • Increase engagement in prenatal and postpartum care

PA Health Care Cost Containment Council
Key Interventions
  • Educate staff and patients about substance use disorders
  • Screen pregnant women for substance misuse and physical and behavioral health co-morbidities using validated screens
  • Connect women to treatment and supportive resources
  • Establish prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care pathways for women with OUD that incorporate care coordination among multiple providers