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Collaborative Learning

SUD Data Dashboard Affinity Groups

The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies in the District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia geared towards revising their existing substance use disorder (SUD) data dashboards or producing new dashboards. These technical assistance activities, which ran for six months, aimed to help the participating Medicaid agencies learn about best practices in dashboard design and receive individual and group technical assistance as they produced or revised their own data dashboards. Additional information about the technical assistance provided can be found in the Medicaid IAP SUD Data Dashboard Affinity Groups Factsheet (PDF, 135.54 KB).

Medication-Assisted Treatment Affinity Group

IAP provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies in Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan, Washington, and West Virginia focused on identifying strategies for modernizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) delivery systems across a series of related topics, including the role of Opioid Treatment Programs, enhancing access, and performance metrics. The MAT Affinity Group ran from February 2020 through August 2020. Additional information about the technical assistance provided can be found in the Medicaid IAP MAT Affinity Group Factsheet (PDF, 120.47 KB).

Opioid Data Analytics Cohort

IAP provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies in Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Carolina, and West Virginia. These states were in the initial stages of examining their SUD data. The IAP technical assistance activities, which ran from 2018 through 2019, focused on three inter-related topic areas, including opioid use disorder (OUD), medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and neo-natal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and OUD care for pregnant women in the Medicaid program. Additional information about the technical assistance provided can be found in the Medicaid IAP Opioid Data Analytics Cohort Factsheet (PDF, 136.58 KB).

High Intensity Learning Collaborative

IAP provided technical assistance to Medicaid agencies in Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington to assist with the development of infrastructure changes that could improve the care and outcomes for beneficiaries with SUDs. The High Intensity Learning Collaborative (HILC) was a year-long technical assistance initiative that began in January 2015. Following the yearlong collaborative, states were provided ad hoc one-on-one support for another year. Additional information about the technical assistance provided can be found in the Medicaid IAP HILC Factsheet (PDF, 81.74 KB).