The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Tennessee is one of 10 states to receive the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model grant. The purpose of this Model is to assist states in combating the nation’s opioid crisis and address fragmentation in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD).
The Division of TennCare will partner with Vanderbilt University Medical Center as part of the MOM program focusing on 26 rural and urban counties to improve outcomes for women with opioid use disorder and their infants beginning in pregnancy and extending to one year postpartum. This will include the coordination of clinical care and the integration of other services critical for health, well-being, and recovery that can improve the quality of care and reduce costs for mothers and infants impacted by opioid use.
Read more about the program here: https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/news/2019/12/19/tennessee-receives-grant-from-federal-government--to-address-opioid-crisis.html
The Tennessee partnership, called PIRAMID (Providing an Innovative Response to Addiction recovery for the Maternal Infant Dyad), launched January 1, 2020. Check back for updates on our statewide efforts!