Topics: Behavioral Health, Medicaid
Research Center: Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
Buprenorphine is shown to be an effective medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder. It promotes long-term recovery and decreases the risk of mortality. Although Medicaid programs largely cover buprenorphine products, many continue to apply prior authorization (PA) requirements.
This report studies how state Medicaid programs apply PA requirements to buprenorphine products.