Only 18% of Medicare Enrollees with Opioid Use Disorder Received MAT in 2022

Despite an “urgent” need for Medicare beneficiaries to receive treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), a low percentage receive potentially life-saving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for the condition. Approximately 52,000 Medicare enrollees experienced an opioid overdose in 2022, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). However, only 18% of Medicare patients with OUD received MAT. For certain populations covered by Medicare, the number getting access to these effective therapies was even lower, with just 6% receiving MAT.

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Source: https://bhbusiness.com/2024/01/03/only-18-of-medicare-enrollees-with-opioid-use-disorder-received-mat-in-2022

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