NEW Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP) Program
Friday, May 17, 2019
The Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP) is a new program that offers real-time, telephonic professional consultation to providers on safe prescribing and managing care for patients with chronic pain, substance use disorder (SUD) or both. MCSTAP also provides referral information about community-based providers, programs, and services to support patients with chronic pain and/or SUD.
MCSTAP is a comprehensive resource on a range of topics. These include medication management related to medication-assisted treatment, opioids, and non-opioid pain medications; pain management strategies, including non-pharmaceutical treatment of pain; and resources in the community for people living with chronic pain and/or SUD
MCSTAP is free to all Massachusetts providers. It supports the care of all adults with chronic pain and/or SUD, regardless of insurance coverage. Any provider within a primary care practice, such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, or behavioral health clinicians, can call MCSTAP.
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center provides medical leadership of MCSTAP. MCSTAP’s physician consultants, who practice in health care systems around the state, have extensive academic and clinical expertise in safe prescribing and managing care for patients with chronic pain and/or SUD.
For a consult, call 1-833-PAIN-SUD (1-833-724-6783), Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. To learn more about MCSTAP, go to www.mcstap.com.
MCSTAP is funded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services.