Congress is denying seniors access to the least expensive and most well-researched outpatient opioid treatment solution available – the 1,500 structured, integrated, SAMHSA-certified OTPs.
More than 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries have been diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) and Medicare beneficiaries have the fastest OUD growth rate. Yet Congress has yet to extend Medicare coverage to these highly-regulated, highly-controlled, comprehensive treatment programs that provide behavioral health counseling, along with medication-assisted treatment.
Only Congress and the President can rectify this disparity by passing a law that will expand Medicare Part B coverage to OTPs.
American seniors deserve better.
Ask your member of Congress to vote to support legislation that will ensure access to OTPs for Medicare beneficiaries. Send an email or direct social media message now using the campaign tool on the right.
Two bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives that would expand Medicare coverage to OTPs:
For additional information, please find our fact sheet here.