Information about Centers of Excellence can be found here.
Any properly licensed, operating health care facility, and approved Medicaid provider in good standing may apply to become certified as a Center of Excellence in the treatment of opioid use disorders. The Centers came out of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task force and are a cornerstone piece of Governor Raimondo’s plan to cut opioid deaths by one-third in three years. These Centers provide assessments and treatment for opioid dependence, offer expedited access to care and serve as a resource for community-based providers. The COE application can be accessed here and certification standards for a health care facility to become certified as a Center of Excellence (COE), here.
A multi-disciplinary staff, including peer professionals, work together to provide patient-centered care that addresses all of an individual’s treatment needs. COEs provide medication services on-site, including FDA-approved medications for the effective treatment of opioid use disorders (methadone, buprenorphine products and naltrexone).
Features of COEs include: