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RCORP 2021: Regions 6 and 7 Meeting - Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Day 2)

Posted 5/26/2021 (updated 9/2/2021)

Session 1: Considerations for Addressing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) JBS NAS Technical Expert Leads and NAS: RCORP grantees from Regions 6 and 7 will discuss resources, stigma, best practices, and challenges in addressing NAS.


  • Kari Earle, MEd, Sue Gadacz, MA, and Theresa Lemus, MBA, RN, LADC, JBS International
  • Leslie Hayes, MD, El Centro Family Health
  • Dallas DeAnne McCance, MPS, Oklahoma State University
  • Nancy R. Downing, PhD, RN SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAN, Texas A&M University

Session 2: Recovery Housing (RH), MOUD, and Emerging Issues: Presenters will explain the role of RH within the continuum of care in this exciting and interactive presentation on emerging topics related to integrating social and medical models of recovery. They will focus on emerging issues in rural America resulting from the pandemic and its impact on the rates of substance use disorder (SUD) and use of RH. Presenters will emphasize funding for the development of RH, the role of partnerships within the recovery ecosystem, and promising practices involving cross-sector collaboration in housing, corrections, treatment, and recovery supports.


  • Milena Stott, LICSW, SUDP, The Fletcher Group
  • Erica Walker, CSW, TCADC, The Fletcher Group

Session 3: Documentation, Coding, and Billing for SUD/OUD via Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): A Rural and Community Health Focus: The presenter will outline the steps needed to effectively document, code, and bill for services including screening for SUD/OUD and providing care during the induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases of MAT. Individual state Medicaid issues are too numerous and will not be specifically referred to on a state-by-state basis.


  • Gary Lucas, MSHI, Arch Pro Coding