Date: October 27, 2021
Category: Access to Treatment
Grantees: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, National Academy for State Health Policy, Legal Action Center, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Healthy Schools Campaign, RAND Corporation

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Issue Brief: Leveraging Medicaid Policy to Enhance Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

In states that have expanded Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults, more people now have access to medications for opioid use disorder, the standard of treatment. In a new issue brief, three FORE grantees describe how their organizations are assessing the impact of Medicaid expansion and pandemic-era policy changes on OUD treatment. Their work is helping to identify opportunities to better meet the needs of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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