In 2019, CMS issued this informational bulletin to state Medicaid directors describing strategies state Medicaid programs could adopt to provide non-opioid and non-medication based treatments for chronic pain.
This 2019 patient/provider decision tool lists alternative pain management therapies that may be considered as an alternative to opioids and whether or not listed treatments are covered by Minnesota Medicaid health plans.
This 2019 report from the Urban Institute analyzed Medicaid State Drug Utilization Data to assess variation in buprenorphine prescriptions across state Medicaid programs between 2011 and 2018.
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.
This 2016 publication reviews Medicaid policies to encourage or require non-opioid treatments for acute or chronic non-cancer pain.
The 2018 SUPPORT Act passed by Congress directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a new provider type in Medicaid of “residential pediatric recovery centers” (RPRCs) which treat infants with neonatal opiate withdrawal/neonatal abstinence syndrome. This letter provides guidance for states wishing to add RPRCs as provider types eligible for reimbursement through Medicaid.
The 2018 SUPPORT Act passed by Congress directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a exception to the institution for mental disease (IMD) exclusion for certain pregnant and postpartum women. The IMD exclusion forbids the expenditure of federal funding on services provided in facilities with
Researchers and health care providers increasingly realize the importance of coordinating a patient’s behavioral and medical health care. Federal regulations under 42 CFR Part 2 require that providers obtain patient consent before sharing information about substance use disorder treatment. This report from the Association for Community Health Plans describes the challenges insurers
This 2015 report from the Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans summarizes the findings from their reducing prescription drug abuse collaborative. The report describes projects designed and implemented by 13 participating health plans in the areas of screening, brief
This 4 page document briefly summarizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services strategy for fighting the opioid crisis including their initiatives in prevention, treatment, and data analysis.