medication-assisted treatment

493% Increase in Opioid Use Disorder DiagnosesA new BCBS study finds that 21% of insured members filled at least one opioid script in 2015.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
More resources needed for medication-assisted treatmentInclude medication-assisted treatment high on the list of clinical tools used to treat opioid addiction.
Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction medsAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Opioid patients lack access to treatment
Opioid patients lack access to treatmentThere's a growing need for improved access to medication-assisted treatment among patients with opioid use disorder, according to a new study presented at the American Society of Addiction Medicine 47th Annual Conference.