New Medicare Benefit for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

New Medicare Benefit for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Medicare beneficiaries are the fastest growing group of opioid use disorder (OUD) patients. In fact the number of Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with OUD has increased by almost 400% over the last decade. Yet only 1 out of 5 people with OUD receive specialty addiction treatment.
Starting January 1, 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay for opioid use disorder treatment that includes counseling, medication-assisted treatment as well as other related items and services.
More information can be found on the CMS website by clicking on the link below:

https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Opioid-Treatment-Program-Center.html

 



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