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Maryland MOM Model

The Maryland Department of Health (the Department) launched its Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model in January 2020, with funding the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The model is a five-year, 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 model focuses on improving clinical resources and enhancing care coordination to Medicaid beneficiaries with OUD during and after their pregnancies. 
Maryland is one of 10 states to secure funding for the MOM model. Between 2020 and 2024, the state will receive $3.6 million, with the opportunity to receive an additional $1.5 million based on achievement of performance targets. Maryland’s Medicaid program will work collaboratively with its nine managed care organizations (MCOs) and stakeholders to improve case management practices, bolster health information technology  and strengthen provider capacity throughout the state.

The MOM model, which provides enhanced case management services to pregnant Medicaid participants with opioid use disorder, recently developed an online Self-Referral Tool for potential participants to refer themselves into the model. This tool was created as part of an upcoming MOM model social media marketing campaign to spread awareness of the model and to encourage members to enroll. The tool can be accessed at:

Self-referral for Case Management Services (for Patients)

MOM Model Program Materials

MOM Model Press Release

Maryland Medicaid's Maternal Opioid Misuse Model One Pager



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MACS for MOMs is made possible through funding from the Maryland Department of Health.