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Translating Local Innovation Into Statewide Policy: Lessons From a Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Prior Authorization Pilot in Camden, New Jersey

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers

In 2017 the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers began a pilot in partnership with local addiction treatment providers and UnitedHealthCare to see if removing prior authorization requirements for buprenorphine would reduce barriers to treatment and improve patient and system outcomes.

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Policy Evaluation: Substance Use Disorders

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This 2019 review from Oregon’s Drug Use Research & Management Program examined whether removing Medicaid prior authorization requirements for medication assisted treatment for individuals with opioid use

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Medicaid Acupuncture Pilot Project Outcomes Report

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: State of Vermont - Department of Vermont Health Access

This 2017 report to the Vermont legislature summarizes the findings of a pilot study of providing acupuncture to Medicaid patients with chronic pain.

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Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The public emergencies website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services includes information about the Covid-19 public health emergency.

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COVID-19 Telehealth Coverage Policies

Source: Center for Connected Health Policy

The Center for Connected Health Policy’s website explains telehealth policies in the light of the Covid-19 public health emergency. The website includes information about Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer telehealth policies during this crisis.

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State Medicaid Strategies to Promote Early Identification and Treatment of Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder

Source: National Academy for State Health Policy

This policy brief from the National Academy for State Health Policy reviews Medicaid strategies for identifying and caring for pregnant women with substance use disorders. The report provides a high-level overview of programs operational in 5 states: Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee, Montana, and Vermont.

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