Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Payment Policy and Design

Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) are the gold-standard treatment, but less than 30% of people with opioid use disorder receive them. Financing barriers play a key role in this lack of access to MOUD, such as insurance requirements for prior authorization, and mismatches between fee-for-service financing models and MOUD care delivery structures.

We produced a series of resources that work together to help you further your understanding of the basics of payment policy in the United States in 2023 and learn about opportunities for reform and innovation.

MOUD Payment Policy