Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

The UNC Opioid Student Research Group presents Did Medicaid Expansion Increase Use of Opioid Agonist Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder?

January 23, 2019
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Michael Hooker Research Center 3005

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Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) for opioid use disorder reduces the risk of overdose mortality. Nevertheless, OAT remains vastly underutilized, even as deaths from opioid overdoses continue to devastate communities. Alex will present a study of whether Medicaid expansion increased use of OAT and the extent to which provider capacity constraints limited the effect of expansion on OAT use.