“Medicaid provides essential funding and health coverage for addiction services in the large swaths of America wracked by the opioid overdose crisis that resulted in more than 42,000 deaths nationwide in 2016, according to a report conducted by Manatt Health.
For the report, researchers examined data on state and federal Medicaid spending for services related to opioid addiction treatment for New Hampshire, Ohio and West Virginia, which have been particularly hard hit by the crisis. Researchers also assessed data on other federal spending for opioid addiction treatment and information on rates of opioid overdoses nationwide.
Here are four insights from the report.”
Source: BeckersHospitalReview.com – March 19, 2018