Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Initiative

Background

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) intends to pursue a new federal funding opportunity, the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) initiative, which addresses fragmentation in the care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder. This opportunity aligns with Governor Mills' recent Executive Order by providing non-tax based financial resources to address the widespread impact of the opioid epidemic, including supporting pregnant women and mothers with integrated treatment and recovery supports, and reducing the number of drug-affected births in Maine. A maximum of $64.5 million is available for up to 12 state awardees over the course of the five-year model, which begins January 2020.

The MOM Model

In this model, select care-delivery partners work with the State Medicaid Agency to establish relationships with clinical partners, build capacity at the service-delivery level, and implement the MOM initiative's coordinated and integrated care-delivery approach. If awarded, this will be a full community effort. MaineCare and the designated care-delivery partner(s) will be engaging and coordinating with various community-based organizations, clinician partners, social service agencies, professional organizations, local government entities and more.

To receive updates about the MOM initiative, join our Interested Parties distribution list to by contacting Olivia Alford.

For more information on this opportunity, please visit CMS's MOM webpage.