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Opioid Use Disorder: Barriers to Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Access to Treatment Medications

Source: United States Government Accountability Office

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has prioritized expanding access to medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) as an evidence-based treatment. Because many individuals with OUD are Medicaid beneficiaries, this U.S. Governmental Accountability Office report looked at state Medicaid policies and state and federal laws that might act as a barrier to Medicaid patients accessing MAT.

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Report to the President and Congress: Section 1018 Action Plan for Technical Assistance and Support for Innovative State Strategies to Provide Housing-related Supports to Individuals with Substance Use Disorder Under Medicaid

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This 2019 report to the President and Congress describes how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to assist states in providing housing-related supports to individuals with substance use disorders in Medicaid as instructed by the 2018 SUPPORT Act. The report describes forthcoming initiatives from

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Use of Medicaid Data Sources to Identify and Manage Patients and Providers with Problematic Opioid Behavior

Source: Center for Evidence-based Policy

This report examines how 6 state Medicaid agencies have used data to develop strategies to address the opioid crisis. The report describes how states use data from medical and pharmacy claims, prescription drug monitoring projects (PDMPS), health information exchanges (HIE) and admission, discharge and transfer (ADT) databases to identify providers and patients with problematic opioid-related behaviors and what they do to address these behaviors. Case studies of initiatives in South Dakota, Minnesota and Tennessee are featured.

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Patients & Caregivers

Alternative Pain Management Therapies – Minnesota Medicaid Benefit Coverage

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

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.

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State Team-Based Care Strategies for Medicaid-Eligible Women

Source: National Association for State Health Policy

This 2 pager provides a brief overview of state strategies to implement team-based care for pregnant women eligible for Medicaid from the National Academy for State Health Policy. It also gives a brief overview of strategies adopted in Minnesota, Montana, and the District of Columbia with links for additional information.

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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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