AATOD produced a third and final Medicaid webinar for 2016. This was part of our webinar series to increase interest in utilizing Medicaid and other third party reimbursement where Opioid Treatment Programs exist in the United States.
As previously indicated, there is a much higher patient utilization of OTP services in states where Medicaid reimbursement mechanisms exists. At the present time, there are still 16 states that do not provide Medicaid reimbursement for OTPs in treating opioid use disorders. Georgia has implemented a Medicaid reimbursement program for eligible OTPs in their states and a number of other states are now considering these opportunities as well. There were two featured speakers for the webinar on December 14, 2016.
Without any question, the issue of providing Medicaid reimbursement and other third party reimbursement mechanisms for patients seeking and receiving care in OTPs is one of the most critical policy topics of this time.
Mark Parrino introduced the webinar and there was ample time for questions and answers. Each of the two speakers presented for 20 minutes with a PowerPoint presentation. We are certain that you will find this webinar to be informative since all three speakers have valuable insight and experience.