SUPPORT Act Grant
SUPPORT 101 Webinars, General Information and Monthly Stakeholder Meetings
The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) was awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services SUPPORT Act Section 1003 Grant in September 2019. The purpose of this grant is to decrease substance use disorder (SUD) provider workforce barriers and increase the treatment capacity of providers participating under the state Medicaid program to provide SUD treatment or recovery services.
- Learn from Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) program
- Decrease barriers to enter workforce
- Focus on specific subpopulations: justice-involved members and pregnant and parenting members
- Maintain our core values: person-centered, strengths-based, recovery-oriented
- Needs assessment
- Strengths-based assessment
- Activities to increase provider capacity
Period of Performance
September 2019 - September 2022
What is Peer Support?
Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) include both ARTS Peer Support and Family Support Partners. These services are non-clinical, peer-to-peer activities that engage, educate, and support an individual’s, and as applicable the caregiver's self-care efforts to improve health, recovery, resiliency and wellness. Embedded PRSS can complement interdisciplinary clinical services and function both in conjunction with or independently of the behavioral health care continuum as a core service. PRSS is available to individuals with either a substance use disorder (SUD) or mental health comorbidities.
Peer Recovery Resources
Recovery Resiliency Wellness Plan Guidance Document
"Peer Recovery Specialist Who Are Also Mothers"
"50-State Scan: How Medicaid Agencies Leverage their Non-Licensed Substance Use Disorder Workforce"
"State Medicaid Reimbursement for Peer Support Services"
"Review of Peer Support Specialist Tranings Comparison of Virginia and Other State Processes"
"Recovery Support Services for Medicaid Beneficiaries with a Substance Use Disorder"
"Peer Workers in the Behavioral and Integrated Health Workforce: Opportunities and Future Directions"
"Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services"
"SAMHSA's Working Definition of Recovery- 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery"
Monthly Stakeholder Meetings
SUPPORT 101 Webinars
Session Thirty-Seven: Medical vs. Mental Health Issues in Clients with SUD
Session Thirty-Six: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)
Session Thirty-Five: SUD Treatment for Adolescents
Session Thirty-Four: Contingency Management
Session Thirty-Three: Behavioral Addictions: Gambling, Gaming & More
Session Thirty-Two: Urine Drug Screening: Purpose & Practice
Session Thirty-One: Mental Status Exam
Session Twenty-Eight: Increasing Access to Treatment in OBOT Settings
Session Twenty-Seven: Opioids, Stimulants, & Cannabinoids
Session Twenty-Six: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 5 & 6
Session Twenty-Five: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 4
Session Twenty-Four: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 3
Session Twenty-Three: ASAM Criteria Assessment Dimensions 1 & 2
Session Twenty-Two: SUD & Homeless Persons
Session Twenty-One: Video - Virginia Medicaid: ARTS Care Coordination
Session Twenty-One: Virginia Medicaid: ARTS Care Coordination
Session Twenty: "Novel" Substances
Session Nineteen: SUD & LGBTQ+ Clients
Session Eighteen: SUD & Legally-Involved Clients
Session Seventeen: Alcohol & Cannabis
Session Sixteen: SUD and The Family
Session Fifteen: SUD & Cultural Humility
Session Fourteen: Stigma in SUD Treatment & Harm Reduction
Session Thirteen: Group Therapy Skills
Session Twelve: Individual Therapy Skills
Session Ten: Screening and Assessment for SUD
Session Nine: SUD Treatment Introduction
Session Eight: Opioids and Stimulants Overview
Session Seven: Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Overview
Session Five: Withdrawal Syndromes
Session Four: Crisis and De-escalation
Session Two: Client Engagement
Session One: Tele-Behavioral Health in the time of COVID-19
Dr. Mishka Terplan - Pregnant and Postpartum Care for SUD during COVID-19
Dr. Mishka Terplan - HIV and HCV Updates
Special Topic Webinars
Video: Virginia ED Bridge Learning Collaborative - Carilion Clinic
Slide Deck: Virginia ED Bridge Learning Collaborative - Carilion Clinic
Video: Carilion Clinic Webinar: Frequently Asked Questions for Building an Emergency Department (ED) Bridge to Treatment: Answers or Where to Get the Answers
Slide Deck: Carilion Clinic Webinar: Frequently Asked Questions for Building an Emergency Department (ED) Bridge to Treatment: Answers or Where to Get the Answers
FAQ: Virginia Medicaid and Assisting Jail Re-Entry Coordination for Behavioral Health Services
Video: Virginia Medicaid and Assisting Jail Re-Entry Coordination for Behavioral Health Services
Slide Deck: Virginia Medicaid and Assisting Jail Re-Entry Coordination for Behavioral Health Services
Video: Uncomfortable Conversations on the Couch: Racial Trauma and Incorporating Culturally Sensitive Practices Webinar
Slide Deck: Uncomfortable Conversations on the Couch: Racial Trauma and Incorporating Culturally Sensitive Practices
Video: Hepatitis C Treatment Webinar
Slide Deck: Hepatitis C Treatment Webinar
Slide Deck: What do Peer Recovery Specialists Do?
Slide Deck: Manatt Presentation - Coordinating Care for Patients with SUD in Virginia: Privacy Considerations
Video: Manatt Presentation - Coordinating Care for Patients with SUD in Virginia: Privacy Considerations
Manatt Presentation - FAQ on 42 C.F.R. Part 2 and Disclosures of SUD Information in Virginia