Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Increased from 2014 - 2018 Among Medicaid Enrollees


While Medicaid is the largest financing source in the United States for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, covering 38% of patients, there is a lack of data on Medicaid regarding the differences in use of medication for OUD.

Investigators, led by Julie M. Donohue, PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, found among US Medicaid enrollees in 11 states examined, the treatment of OUD increased from 2014 - 2018.