50-State Table: Medicaid Financing of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiates

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    this site has an excellent chart which breaks down nicely which states offer medicaid for opiate addiction treatment. the chart further breaks it down for what treatment drug in what particular treatment setting a state extends medicaid for patient assistance.

    also, under this chart, the site further breaks it down even more with explanations for each state.

    example:

    california

    13 medi-cal provides ffs payment for methadone and detox. drug medi-cal provides payment at a bundled rate
    14 medication only covered; treatment authorization request (tar) required
    15 physicians in ntps with waivers may request reimbursement through medi-cal (dhcs); tar required
    16 note: although naltrexone is formally "covered", funding has been frozen since 1999 and no payment is available
    17 covered by medi-cal through dhcs; tar required
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Apr 12, '14 : Reason: updated link
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    Arizona medicaid covers all those meds. I wonder why my unit doesn't discharge patients with any of them.
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    Quote from thunderwolf
    this site has an excellent chart which breaks down nicely which states offer medicaid for opiate addiction treatment. the chart further breaks it down for what treatment drug in what particular treatment setting a state extends medicaid for patient assistance.

    the chart may be found here: http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/...atmedicaid.htm

    also, under this chart, the site further breaks it down even more with explanations for each state.

    example:

    california

    13 medi-cal provides ffs payment for methadone and detox. drug medi-cal provides payment at a bundled rate
    14 medication only covered; treatment authorization request (tar) required
    15 physicians in ntps with waivers may request reimbursement through medi-cal (dhcs); tar required
    16 note: although naltrexone is formally "covered", funding has been frozen since 1999 and no payment is available
    17 covered by medi-cal through dhcs; tar required

    wolfie - i don't know if i was reading the table right or not, but it didn't make me feel much better about my home state. i live in louisiana, and it was a "big no" all across the board. pitiful!

    anne, rnc
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