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    MOM Program


    Background

    The Maryland Department of Health (the Department) launched its Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) program in January 2020, as part of a multi-pronged approach to combating the nation’s opioid crisis by addressing fragmentation in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder (OUD).
     
    With over 21,000 individuals of childbearing age diagnosed with OUD in Maryland, substance use is a leading cause of maternal death and has significant impact on the approximately 1,500 infants born to Medicaid beneficiaries with OUD in Maryland per year. The MOM program focuses on improving clinical resources and enhancing care coordination to Medicaid beneficiaries with OUD during and after their pregnancies. 
     

    Resources and Information

    For more information regarding the MOM Model and subawardees, please visit the following webpages.
     
    Maryland’s MOM Program
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    MCO Design Collaborative Materials

    Resources

     
    Stakeholder Questions: Please direct comments, questions or suggestions regarding Maryland's Maternal Opioid Misuse Model to MDH.MOMModel@maryland.gov
     
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    The MOM program is separate from, and is not affiliated with, the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model tested by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.