Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Webinar: Supporting Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

May 16, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Substance use disorders (SUD) are a significant public health concern for the growing population of older adults. By 2020, the number of older adults with SUD in the U.S. is expected to reach 5.7 million. Further, beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid experience co-occurring SUD and chronic pain at rates nearly twice as high as those with Medicare only, putting dually eligible beneficiaries at increased risk.

To empower providers and health plans to better care for older adults with SUD, this webinar will describe SUD screening tools, how to effectively diagnose SUD, and available treatment resources. Speakers will also discuss the need for care coordination for older adults affected by SUD.

Please register for this webinar hosted by Resources for Integrated Care in collaboration with the American Geriatric Society.

Featured Speakers

• David Oslin, MD, Chief of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia VAMC, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

• Jessica Gregg, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

• Ann Giazzoni, LCSW, Case Management Supervisor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan

• Carol Prudhomme, Consumer

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