This 2016 publication reviews Medicaid policies to encourage or require non-opioid treatments for acute or chronic non-cancer pain.
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.
The United Hospital Fund convened a meeting of researchers, program leaders, and policymakers in the fall of 2018 to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis on children and families.
States around the country are aligning policies, funding, staffing, and data across agencies to more effectively and efficiently utilize resources to meet the needs of people living with or at risk of developing substance use disorder (SUD).
In 2016, state leaders in Minnesota convened a summit to discuss the impact of the opioid crisis in Indian Country. This report summarizes the conversations held at the summit and provides policy and budget recommendations for tribal nations and state government programs.
The opioid epidemic has spawned numerous state efforts to develop strategies that bring together law enforcement, public health, Medicaid, and other state agencies.