• Ann Tucker

CMS releases new Medicaid data to help target SUD prevention and treatment efforts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a second publication of the Medicaid Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Data Book, as required by the 2018 Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act. The data book is intended to help policymakers, researchers, and other stakeholders better understand areas of need regarding prevention and treatment efforts. As described in the announcement, the data book contains 2018 data on Medicaid beneficiaries treated for SUD, and the services they received by type and setting, delivery system, and progression of care.

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