Medicaid removes prior authorization requirements for opioid addiction treatment medication

In an article by NJBIZ , they discuss the new Medicaid requirements for Medical Assisted Treatment. 

NJ Human Service Commissioner Carole Johnson, announces that Medicaid plans will no longer require patients to wait for permission to medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction. This lift has increased access to care for Medicaid patients looking for treatment. Currently (MAT) is the evidence-based practice for treating opioid addiction. “This is a great step forward toward a more enlightened understanding of the importance to engage individuals who are seeking treatment from their addictions, at the time when they are initially motivated, said Joe Masciandaro, president and chief executive officer, CarePlus New Jersey, based in Paramus.

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