CMS Letter to State Medicaid Directors: Strategies to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Link

https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/smd17003.pdf

Additional Links

Press Release

Sponsoring Organization

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Description

Describes treatment and prevention strategies aimed at increasing healthcare quality, availability, and outcomes for Medicaid recipients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUDs). Discusses long-term objectives focused on enhancing states' ability to track and implement evidence-based services to help beneficiaries with OUD and SUDs.

Geographic Coverage

Nationwide

Topics

Opioids • Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing • Prevention • Recovery • Substance Use Disorder • Treatment