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Substance Use Disorder Tools & Resources

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria Resource Guide

The ASAM Criteria is viewed as a national standard for describing levels of care in the substance use disorders (SUD) treatment continuum. The resource guide (PDF, 377.1 KB) provides an overview of the national treatment guidelines, including provider and service standards for each level of care. In addition, the resource guide includes templates that states can use to compare their service coverage and program standards with the national benchmarks.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Clinical Pathway & Rate Design Tool

The Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) developed strategic resources for states seeking information on service delivery models and corresponding rate design tools for the provision of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to individuals with opioid dependence. These clinical models are based on examples of MAT service delivery models currently in use in state Medicaid programs. The corresponding rate design tools can be used by states to better understand how to develop a rate approach reflecting the clinical pathway of the model. Access additional tools and resources:

Collaborative Models for Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Medicaid IAP developed these resources outlining the key elements related to MAT in Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s, and Vermont’s SUD delivery system reform efforts. Access these resources:

2018 State Opioid Workshop

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) convened Medicaid and sister state agency leadership for the 2018 State Opioid Workshop designed to foster state-to-state learning and planning of Medicaid strategies to address the opioid crisis. This year's event showcased successful and emerging approaches, fostered state-to-state discussion, and facilitated internal state working sessions on preventing, treating and mitigating opioid use disorder and overdose deaths within the Medicaid population.

View the agenda (PDF, 242.62 KB) and many of the Day 1 slides (ZIP, 19.11 MB) and Day 2 slides (ZIP, 18.86 MB).

National Learning Webinars & Resources

IAP has packaged the most prominent themes and topics that surfaced during the few first years of IAP’s SUD work to share with Medicaid programs and other key partners and stakeholders across the country through a webinar series and additional publications.