Medicaid Coverage and Financing of MAT, Current Status and Promising Practices

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 3:31 PM EDT

The webinar will cover a forthcoming update to the 2014 SAMHSA report on Medicaid Coverage and Financing of Medications to Treat Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and will include information on state Medicaid payment policies for medication assisted treatment (MAT), including coverage, preferred status, and benefit limits.  Case studies of innovative MAT models will also be presented. Having this up-to-date information about Medicaid MAT coverage will be helpful for consumers and family members, providers, health plan and Medicaid staff, policymakers and government officials.
After this webinar, participants will:
  • Understand how MAT currently is covered under Medicaid at the state level
  • Understand barriers to MAT coverage and possible actions to improve coverage
  • Be able to describe some innovative models of MAT provision

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