This dataset reports the name of the site, street address, city, county, zip code, telephone number, latitude, and longitude of Pennsylvania Single County Authorities (SCAs). SCAs receive state and federal dollars through contracts with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to plan, coordinate, manage, and implement the delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment services at the local level.
The Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators (PACDAA) is a professional association that represents the Single County Authorities (SCAs) across the commonwealth who receive state and federal dollars through contracts with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), to plan, coordinate, programmatically and fiscally manage and implement the delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment services at the local level.
SCAs also receive funding for treatment services from the PA Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). These services funded by DHS are primarily targeted to individuals in non-hospital residential care who are eligible for Medical assistance, or to a continuum of treatment services for those individuals no longer eligible as a result of welfare reforms.
This dataset reports statewide and county numbers of calls and intakes by individuals seeking treatment from hotline staff since the inception of Pennsylvania’s Get Help Now Hotline, text line, and chat line in November 2016.
When a field is blank the information is not available; these data were not collected at the time of the phone call.
This dataset reports the name, street address, city, county, zip code, telephone number, latitude, and longitude of Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Pennsylvania as of May 2018.
The primary difference between the three types of treatment facilities is their funding. Centers of Excellence (COEs) were grant funded by the Department of Human Services, PacMATs were grant funded by the Department of Health, and all other facilities are funded by either billing insurance or billing the county in the case of uninsured clients.
Programmatically, COEs differ from the other types because they are designed to serve as “health homes” for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). This means that the care coordination staff at the COE is charged with coordinating all kinds of health care (physical and behavioral health) as well as recovery support services. They do this by developing hub-and-spoke networks with other healthcare providers and other sources for recovery supports, such as housing, transportation, education and training, etc. All COEs are required to accept Medicaid.
PacMATs also operate in a hub-and-spoke model, but it is different from COEs. PacMATs endeavor to coordinate the provision of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) by identifying a core hub of physicians in a health system that work with other providers in the health system (spokes) to train them about the safe and effective provision of MAT so that there are more providers in a health system that are able to confidently prescribe various forms of MAT. I do not know whether all PacMATs are required to accept Medicaid as a term of their receipt of the grant, but I do know that all currently designated PacMATs are health systems that do accept Medicaid. PacMAT services have been advertised as being available to all people regardless of insurance type, so I assume this means they are required to serve Medicaid clients, commercially insured clients, and uninsured clients. In the PacMAT program the Hub is supported right now by grant funding (in the future funding such as a per patient/per month capitated rate) and the spokes bill insurance (both Medicaid and Commercial)
DDAP facilities may also be designated as COEs and/or PacMATs. If they are, it means they applied for a specific grant fund and have committed to carrying out the activities of the grant described above. To be clear, DDAP does not run any treatment facilities; they license them. These can be MAT providers such as methadone clinics, providers of outpatient levels of care (i.e., more traditional drug and alcohol counseling services) or inpatient levels of care, such as residential rehabilitation programs. Every facility is different in terms of the menu of services it provides. Every facility also gets to decide what forms of payment they will accept. Many accept Medicaid, but not all do. Some only accept private commercial insurance. Some accept payment from the county on behalf of uninsured clients. And some charge their clients cash for services.
This dataset contains the total counts of PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Medical Assistance (MA) individuals diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) or OUD Poisoning. Also included are individuals receiving MAT (Medication assisted treatment - the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders.) NOT diagnosed in the same period. Counts are reported by case county and cover calendar years 2015 - 2018.
This dataset contains the count of individuals with Medical Assistance coverage (MA) receiving any form of MAT (Medication-Assisted treatment) by case county. The counts cover calendar years 2015 - 2018. If a count field is null, then the count is suppressed due to low numbers. If the county is null, then the county is unknown.
Centers of Excellence help ensure that people with opioid-related substance use disorder stay in treatment to receive follow-up care and are supported within their communities. The centers coordinate care for people with Medicaid, and treatment is team-based and “whole person” focused, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care.
OverdoseFreePA is made possible by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and is directed and managed by the Pennsylvania Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC), University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. The website is a result of collaboration with county and state partners across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Our partnerships include:
Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dental Association
Drug Enforcement Administration 360 Strategy
There are a growing number of Pennsylvania counties involved in ramping up overdose prevention, treatment, and recovery activities to address the opioid overdose epidemic. The counties involved are collaborating to develop resources that can be used by all Pennsylvanians to increase community awareness and knowledge of overdose and overdose prevention strategies as well as to support initiatives aimed at decreasing drug overdoses and deaths within the participating counties. As a centralized resource and technical assistance hub, OverdoseFreePA is a central repository for these efforts to facilitate increased treatment and prevention efforts in these communities.
Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
Pennsylvania, and the nation at large, is in the midst of opioid overdose epidemic. The TAC’s vision is to lead Pennsylvania communities to zero overdoses.The TAC hopes to achieve this vision by providing concierge technical assistance in the form of data driven recommendations and customized strategic planning to counties working to eliminate overdoses. The TAC strives to lead the field in identifying and sharing strategies to eliminate overdose through the central repository of OverdoseFreePA.
Based out of the Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU) at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy, the TAC assists counties and communities in assessing needs, building capacity to address the needs, developing and implementing data driven plans with high quality outcomes, and sustaining initiatives to eliminate overdoses, both fatal and non-fatal, throughout Pennsylvania.
Treatment for mental health and substance use disorders, also known as drug and alcohol issues, is essential to the health and wellbeing of Pennsylvanians. And, insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder benefits is critical to ensuring consumers can access and afford these services. In many cases, the laws and regulations governing insurance companies require certain services to be covered in certain ways. In order to ensure Pennsylvanians understand what benefits they are guaranteed access to, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department has put together this consumer guide to health insurance coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment in the Commonwealth.