Medicaid's Role in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Tools for States to Move Forward

Insights and strategies for states to address the opioid epidemic

Recent studies have shown that the opioid epidemic disproportionately affects Medicaid beneficiaries, who are prescribed pain relievers at higher rates than those with other sources of insurance. As a result, state Medicaid programs play a key role in responding to this crisis and working to reduce the misuse of prescription opioids. Join this webinar to hear insights and strategies for states to address the opioid epidemic. 

In this webinar, you'll learn

  • Medicaid's role in addressing the opioid epidemic
  • New Medicaid provisions in the SUPPORT Act to address substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Innovative tools Medicaid agencies can useto identify, assess and address opioid misuse