AMA: Medicaid Leads The Way On Opioid Crisis, But Can Go Further

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM
The American Medical Association (AMA) said Medicaid is leading the way in combating the opioid crisis and outlined opportunities for the program to further expand treatment for opioid-use disorders, including by removing barriers to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), providing more non-opioid pain management options and expanding access to providers who treat substance-use disorders. In a report released with Manatt Health on Monday (Sept. 8), AMA outlines what states are doing to respond to the opioid crisis and says commercial insurers can...

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