Tag: Opioids

CMS Seeking Feedback on Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) is soliciting stakeholder feedback on the Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Demonstration Program. The Value in Treatment initiative is a 4-year demonstration that was created through the Su...

CMS Announces Awardees for the Maternal Opioid Misuse and Integrates Care for Kids Models

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the states that have been awarded funding to provide behavioral health and substance use services to children and pregnant women through the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) and Integrated Ca...

CMS Opioids Listening Session

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a listening session for all prescribers to determine criteria that would identify an “outlier prescriber.” The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Tre...

CMS Meeting: Opioid Action Plan

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting an in-person and live-streamed meeting on September 20 to provide an overview of CMS activity related to opioid use disorder prevention and solicit stakeholder input on developing an act...

Utah Medicaid Waivers

Throughout the course of 2019, Utah has proposed and submitted a series of Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). On March 29, 2019, CMS approved a Utah 1115 waiver, which implemented ...

Proposal to Cover Acupuncture in Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing coverage of acupuncture for Medicare patients with chronic low back pain who are enrolled participants either in clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health or in CM...

CMS Commits $50 Million to Assist States with Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery

On June 25, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for state Medicaid agencies to apply for planning grants to address the opioid crisis. The funding was authorized by the Substance Use Dis...

Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on MOM Model Application Process

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is holding a webinar on April 4, from 2:45 to 4 pm ET, to review the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model Notice of Funding Opportunity and Grants.gov application process. The same material from the webi...

MedPAC’s March 2019 Report to Congress: Quality, Innovation and Transparency Updates

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released their March 2019 Report to Congress. The principal focus of the March report is MedPAC’s recommendations for annual payment rate adjustments (or ...

Innovation Center Hosts Webinar on MOM Model Application Process

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is holding a webinar on February 21 from 2:00 to 3:15 pm ET to review the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model Notice of Funding Opportunity and Grants.gov application process. State Medicaid agencies an...

Maternal Opioid Misuse Model Funding Opportunity Announced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) will execute up to 12 cooperative agreements with states whose Medicaid agencies will implement the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model with...