Pilot Project: Understanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Abuse under Medicaid

Pilot Project: Understanding Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Abuse under Medicaid

Leveraging National Databases to Understand Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opiate Abuse under Medicaid
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH
CO-INVESTIGATOR: Norma B. Coe, PhD


Paula Chatterjee

This opioid epidemic-related study seeks to measure the impact of the Medicaid expansions established by the Affordable Care Act on changes in prescriptions for medication-assisted substance abuse treatment (MAT). It will also analyze the relationship between access to MAT, state prescription policies and state overdose deaths over time. It will also look at the differences in MAT prescriptions between Medicaid prospective payment systems and managed care, which may have the incentive to ration expensive treatments.