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Research Needed to Advance the Impact of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder: Focus on Benefit Design and Payor Reimbursement Practices Virtual Meeting
Spending on medications for opioid use disorder (MOUDs) has increased substantially as the prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) has increased. Federal coverage laws and policies have changed, and payors have been responding to the opioid crisis by removing pre-authorization requirements and other utilization management techniques that may have been barriers in the past. New MOUD formulations have been developed that eliminate the need for daily dosing for many. Despite all of this, frequent reports remain of difficulties in accessing and continuing MOUDs among patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who have public or private coverage or who are eligible for state-funded treatment. Analyses of claims data suggest only a minority of those diagnosed receive MOUDs or stay on for long.

While there are many potential causes, the purpose of this meeting is to identify research and evidence gaps related to coverage, benefit design, reimbursement practices, and other payor practices. The goal is to identify whether and how additional research and research resources might further inform the efficient, effective provision of MOUDs to patients with OUD. Researchers and payor representatives will convene to discuss these important issues.

Topics to be covered include the following:

• Background on coverage for MOUDs
• Latest utilization statistics
• Payor perspectives on research needs
• Examples of payor/researcher partnerships
• Researcher perspectives on needed research infrastructure

A detailed agenda will be sent to registrants.

Oct 25, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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