The District of Columbia Hospital Association works to advance hospitals and health systems in the District by promoting policies and initiatives that strengthens our system of care.

Opioid Response Podcasts

 

Opioid Response Podcast Host Introduction & Disclaimers

Our Opioid Response Podcast host is Dr. Laura Haselden, an emergency medicine physician in the District of Columbia and Baltimore areas.

All About the X-Waiver: Buprenorphine Dosing

This podcast discusses the X-waiver, which is needed to prescribe medication for opioid use disorder treatment.


Buprenorphine: Background, Safety & Considerations for Clinical Decisions

This podcast focuses on buprenorphine as a form of MOUD that is most accessible from the ED, with details on basic pharmacology, safety, buprenorphine with naloxone, and other background to support clinical decision making for patients.


Understanding Precipitated Withdrawal

This podcast focuses on understanding participate withdrawal and patient considerations when prescribing buprenorphine.


Prescribing Buprenorphine in the ED: Effective Strategies for Physicians

This podcast provides information on which patients would benefit from buprenorphine in the ED, how to use peer recovery coaches and preparing for next steps for patients after they received buprenorphine.


 

Policy Change: 2023 Omnibus & MAT Act

This podcast discusses the changes to the X-waiver requirement as a result of the passage of the MAT Act.


ED Buprenorphine – When to Bupe (COWS Score)

This podcast discusses when to administer buprenorphine in the ED according to a patients Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) score.


ED Buprenorphine Loading Dose

This podcast discusses when to administer buprenorphine in the ED according to a patients Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) score.


Clinical Precipitated Withdrawal

This podcast takes a deeper dive on precipitated withdrawal.


Clinical Management of Precipitated Withdrawal

This podcast takes a deeper dive on precipitated withdrawal.


 

Discharge Prescription After ED Initiation

This podcast takes a deeper dive on precipitated withdrawal.


Diversion

This podcast discusses use of diverted buprenorphine.


Home Start Protocols - Why/Philosophy

This podcast discusses buprenorphine home starts.


Home Start Protocols - Wait Until You Feel Bad

This podcast discusses buprenorphine home starts.


Home Start Protocols - Building Out Your Workflow

This podcast discusses buprenorphine home starts and developing a workflow.


 

Introduction to the Literature Review and Background of Peer Services

This podcast introduces the literature, evidence, and training on the use of peer support and counseling, and shares perspective and recommendations.


Peer Recovery Coach vs. Outreach Coach: The Peer’s Role and Training and Skills

This podcast introduces a peer recovery and outreach coach in the District of Columbia, and discusses the difference between a peer recovery coach and outreach coach.

The Invaluable Perspective and Expertise as a Peer Recovery Coach with Lived Experience

This podcast discusses patient encounters and approaches to patient care, including methods of patient motivation, patient hesitancy to take Suboxone, and the importance of a peer network.

Webinars

 

The Importance of Coding and Reporting Social Determinants of Health

Learn how to collect, document, report, and increase use of SDOH data codes within hospitals to more effectively address social needs among patients in the District.

Behavioral Health Patient Transfer & Placement Technology

Learn more about a new tool available in DC designed to help hospitals reduce the strain on overcrowding emergency departments and get patients in appropriate behavioral health treatment facilities or other programs along the continuum of care to include transfer for inpatient, residential, crisis stabilization beds and outpatient services.


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How DC Hospitals Are Improving Their Referral and Admission Process and Reducing Delays

Learn more about how the Psychiatric Institute of Washington (PIW) and The George Washington University Hospital implemented XFERALL (pronounced Transfer All), the real-time patient transfer and placement platform, to decrease the time from receiving initial patient transfer requests to acceptance of the patient, and reduce delays for behavioral health patients.



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Value-Based Purchasing

Learn the details of Medicare’s value-based purchasing program, how to interpret the reports available to DCHA members, and the implications of quality-based payments for DC and your hospital.


RRP & HAC Reduction

Learn the details of Medicare’s current Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction and Readmission Reduction payment programs, how to interpret the reports available to DCHA members and the implications of quality-based payments for DC and your hospital.


Mitigating Bias to Address Health Disparities

Learn the importance of developing a framework to establish a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy to address disparities; how bias impacts the way we make decisions which leads to disparities; a review of how COVID-19 has exacerbated disparities in marginalized groups; the importance of using reliable patient data (race/ethnicity, language, sexual orientation/gender identity) to measure outcomes and establish interventions; and strategic actions as a COVID-19 response to address barriers and identify opportunities with internal and external partners.

Understanding the Benefits of a Health Information Exchange

This webinar includes a discussion of the benefits and risks related to the exchange of patient information through a Health Information Exchange, and an analysis of the applicable federal privacy law requirements, including HIPAA and Part 2 regulations. Learn about best practices to capture the proper patient authorizations and to implement safeguards to comply with applicable laws.

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