“One nonprofit and four for-profit opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Rhode Island are demonstrating how a health home approach to treating their population can decrease Medicaid costs and improve health and quality-of-life outcomes. The next challenge for the programs likely will involve withstanding the real possibility of state Medicaid cuts at a time when the state is scheduled to meet more of the initiative’s funding responsibility.
Three leaders involved with the OTP health home initiative in Rhode Island addressed a workshop audience March 29 at the national conference of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD). Rhode Island is one of a tiny minority of states that has sought and secured a state plan amendment from the federal government to establish health homes within OTPs; a two-year period in which the federal government is footing 90% of the bill for the health home portion of the OTPs’ services ends June 30.”
Source: AddictionPro.com – March 30, 2015