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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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Expanding Public Insurance Eligibility Increases Substance Use Treatment Provider Acceptance of Public Insurance and Increases Adolescent Access to Treatment

Source: Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University & Center for Aging and Policy Studies

This summary provides an overview of a research study that looked at how expanding public insurance eligibility led to increases in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider acceptance of public insurance and increases in adolescent access to SUD treatment services.

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Operationalizing and Funding Youth and Parent Peer Support Roles in Residential Treatment Settings

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This 7-page report provides an overview of operationalizing and funding youth and parent peer support services in residential treatment settings. The report defines the continuum of services from involvement to engagement, describes the services provided by youth and parent peer support, and provides an overview of financing and sustainability strategies.

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Medicaid Funding for Family and Youth Peer Support Programs in the United States

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This 2020 overview of state Medicaid coverage of family and youth peer support services, prepared by the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, describes the efforts of states who reimburse for these peer support services.

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Providing Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Through Medicaid

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This2016 report explores options for providing youth and young adult peer support through Medicaid from the Center for Health Care Strategy and Youth MOVE National.

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