Medicaid Coverage of MAT for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder and of Medication for the Reversal of Opioid Overdose

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Check out SAMHSA's publication on Medicaid Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders and of Medication for the Reversal of Opioid Overdose

The report discusses Medicaid coverage of FDA-approved medications for treatment of alcohol and opioid use disorders, limitations on coverage (such as prior authorization requirements), background on federal laws and policies and innovative practices and policies at the state level.

It contains:

  • State by state Medicaid coverage policies, regulations and funding of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioids and Alcohol 
  • State and Federal Regulations and Policies Affecting the Prescription and Dispensing of Medications for Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders
  • Summary of types of medication used to treat alcohol and opioid use disorder and data supporting their effectiveness
  • Review of study results of cost effectiveness of use of medications to treat alcohol and opioid use disorder