Increasing Medicaid Utilization for OTPs: #6

Increasing Medicaid Utilization for OTPs: #6
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

AATOD will produce a third and final Medicaid webinar for 2017. This webinar has been designed to increase interest in utilizing Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement for OTPs. At the present time, Georgia implemented a Medicaid rate for OTPs during 2016. Illinois and Indiana have also implemented Medicaid rates during 2017 for OTP patients. Finally, West Virginia and Kentucky are planning to implement Medicaid reimbursement rates for OTPs.

Our ultimate goal is to have every state in the United States, providing Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid-eligible patients seeking care and being treated in an OTP. We have learned that the utilization of OTP services will increase when states provide such Medicaid reimbursement.

There will be three featured speakers for the December 12th, 2017 webinar.

• Paul Samuels (President/Legal Action Center) will lead the discussion in providing the participants with an understanding of how best to utilize third-party reimbursement in support of OTPs in the current financial era. Paul will draw upon the lessons of his work with the Coalition for Whole Health and new developments with regard to federal initiatives to increase access to reimbursement when treating opioid use disorder.

• The second speaker will be Stacey Pearce, who serves as Georgia’s Board delegate to the AATOD Board of Directors. Stacey will discuss the covered services under Georgia’s new Medicaid rate in addition to some of the challenges that OTPs are experiencing as this new rate is being implemented.

• The third speaker will be Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky, who is Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services. Dr. Ostrovsky is a practicing physician, who leads Care at Hand’s Executive Management. He has lead teams at the World Heath Organization. He is also a published researcher in the areas of public health, quality improvement, healthcare innovation and care coordination.

Mark Parrino will be introducing the webinar and there will be ample time for questions and answers. Each of the three speakers will present for 20 minutes with a PowerPoint presentation. The webinar will also be recorded and subsequently posted on our website. Please let us know if you have any questions about this approaching webinar. We are certain that you will find the information to be of great value.

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