Medical Best Practices for Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

Great article framing the debate in the recovery community around medication-assisted recovery regimes. My platform (see opioidcrisisactionnetwork.com) has called for state and federal government to enforce the 2008 Federal Parity Act and force insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare to cover these best practices and to end the 7-day review, an industry-imposed impediment to needed long-term care. There should not be a 60% ($600) co-pay for Vivitrol (if it is covered at all). That is criminal. I am glad Aetna is now covering medication-assisted treatment, however, this is not yet the case with Independence Blue Cross and other carriers. Every drug court and recovery home in America should be forced to support those who wish to pursue medication-assisted recovery regimes. That means Delco!

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/health/...