November 24, 2020
CMS Announces Open Application Period for the New Value in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Initiative
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) announced a Request for Applications (RFA) for a new initiative from the agency that aims to increase access to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services to eligible beneficiaries of Medicare Fee-For-Service. The application is open to a variety of eligible participants including individual physicians, group practices, and hospital outpatient departments, among others.
This is one of many new initiatives required under the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (the SUPPORT Act), of which ASA supported many provisions, and was signed into law in 2018.
The application is open until January 3, 2021 and ASA members who are interested in applying can learn more here: https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/value-in-treatment-demonstration