Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment and Recovery (PEDTAR) Performance Improvement Project

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) selected the topic, Prevention, Early Detection, Treatment, and Recovery (PEDTAR) for substance use disorders as a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) for all behavioral health managed care organizations in the state.

The PEDTAR PIP will extend from 2021 through 2023. The OMHSAS Aim statement for the PEDTAR PIP is to: “Significantly slow (and eventually stop) the growth of SUD prevalence among HealthChoices members while improving outcomes for those individuals with SUD, and also addressing racial and ethnic health disparities through a systematic and person-centered approach.”

Community Care and our county oversights will participate in the PIP. As part of the project, Community Care has developed aims and interventions to encourage treatment for members with SUD. Members and providers will hear about two population health activities during this project:

  1. Information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT): we have developed member and provider toolkits to offer information about opioid use disorders (OUD) and alcohol use disorders (AUD).
  2. Efforts to reduce stigma about SUD: Our anti-stigma campaign, CCARE (Community Care's Anti-stigma Resources and Education), aims to further reduce the impact of stigma and increase recovery-seeking behaviors for those with an SUD.