Using Medicaid to Advance Evidence-Based Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

ManattThis toolkit from Manatt Health, with support from Arnold Ventures, reviews promising strategies that state Medicaid programs are adopting to address the substance use disorder crisis, specifically the opioid epidemic, including for people involved in the criminal justice system. The paper identifies implementation strategies and action steps and provides examples of implementation tools deployed in leader states. The toolkit also addresses how states might monitor and evaluate their selected strategies, both to allow for timely policy adjustments and to amplify the body of evidence-based research.