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."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/