Starting January 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder treatment services. This includes medication-assisted treatment medications, toxicology testing, and counseling (when given to people with Medicare Part B). This is in line with the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule’s proposed rule CMS-1715-P.
Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Services
Opioid Use Disorders Treatment services include:
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Participate in the New Benefit with a SAMHSA Certification
To participate in the new benefit program, the OTPs should enroll in Medicare. Of course, before that, they should have full certification from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in addition to being accredited by a SAMHSA-approved accrediting body.
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To know more about SAMHSA’s requirements, visit SAMHSA’s Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) webpage, and see proposed rule CMS-1715-P. Follow our monthly publications for further details, or contact us today!