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Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)

Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is a national training and clinical mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of pharmacotherapies to treat opioid use disorder.

PCSS trains health professionals to provide effective, evidence-based, medication-assisted treatments to patients with opioid use disorder in primary care, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and pain management settings.

Payment Program for Rural Health Clinics Buprenorphine-Trained Providers. In June 2021, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) launched an effort to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder treatment by paying for providers who are waivered to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) still have the opportunity to apply for a $3,000 payment on behalf of each provider who trained to obtain the waiver necessary to prescribe buprenorphine after January 1, 2019. Approximately $1.2 million in program funding remains available for RHCs and will be paid on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Information and registration for free waiver training is available. Please contact with any questions.

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Last Updated: 08/24/2022