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Reducing Substance Use Disorders

As part of a strategy to improve the care and outcomes for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD), the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) introduced Medicaid agencies to delivery system and payment reforms that better identify individuals with a SUD, expand coverage for effective SUD treatment, and enhance SUD practices delivered to beneficiaries. Based on feedback from states and partners, IAP designed a curriculum and technical assistance strategy that reflect the keystones of SUD program innovation, including the use of quality metrics and data analytics, benefit design and provider engagement strategies, and value-based payments for SUD care. Learn more about the collaborative learning opportunities IAP supported, the targeted learning webinars IAP hosted, and the SUD tools and resources IAP created for all Medicaid agencies.