October 2, 2020
Medicaid to Reimburse Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Services and Drugs
Effective yesterday, CMS will require all Medicaid programs to provide coverage of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services and drugs under a new mandatory benefit. The SUPPORT Act of 2018 added this new mandatory benefit, which is designed to increase access to treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. Further CMS guidance on the mandate’s implementation will be released in the near future.
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