Reducing Substance Use Disorders

Based on work with states and stakeholders, CMS has identified substance use disorders (SUD) as an area of focus for IAP efforts. As part of a strategy to improve the care and outcomes for individuals with a SUD, CMS invites states to leverage IAP resources to introduce system 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, CMS designed a curriculum and technical support strategy that reflect the keystones of SUD program innovation, including the use of quality metrics and data analytics, benefit design and provider strategies, and value-based purchasing for SUD.