A recent study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that the use of medication for the treatment of OUD increased among Medicaid enrollees from 2014 to 2018. In the 11 States included in this study, MAT for OUD increased from 47.8% in 2014 to 57.1% in 2018. Researchers noted Medicaid expansion accounted for some of these increases and, while this study did reveal an improvement in access to medications for OUD treatment, researchers also noted significant variability between States as well as gaps in treatment. To read the study, click here.
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