ABSTRACT

Opioid Use Disorder: Barriers to Medicaid Beneficiaries' Access to Treatment Medications, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Almost 70,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2018, an estimated 69 percent of which involved opioids. Medicaid, a joint federal-state health care program for low-income and medically needy individuals, is one of the largest sources of coverage for individuals undergoing treatment for opioid use disorder. Congress included a provision in statute for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review access barriers to MAT [medication-assisted treatment] medications, including the distribution methods. This report describes policies that can restrict Medicaid beneficiaries' access to MAT medications, including any related to the distribution methods."

Report Number:
GAO-20-233
Publisher:
Date:
2020-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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