The Resource Library

Publications

  • State Strategies to Support Access to SUD Treatment Services through the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Issue Brief | Publication | July 2020

    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many governors were looking for ways to strengthen substance use disorder (SUD) provider capacity as part of their comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic. However, the imperative is now greater than ever as providers and states face unprecedented fiscal challenges, and there are increasing…

  • Exploring Value-Based Payment to Encourage Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    Expanding the capacity and ability of primary care providers to assess and treat substance use disorders is critical. With support from the Melville Charitable Trust, TAC and the Center for Health Care Strategies conducted interviews with stakeholders to understand how value-based payment (VBP) levers can be used to encourage…

  • Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Mainstream Medical Care: Four Ground-Level Experiences

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    This brief offers four examples of the integration of SUD treatment and mainstream medical care. Rather than search for a uniform set of requisite traits, we decided to show why and how four very different groups of providers have moved toward integrated care. (2018)

  • State Approaches to Developing the Residential Treatment Continuum for Substance Use Disorders

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    Learn how state Medicaid agencies are taking action to expand the continuum of care available to Medicaid recipients with substance use disorders - and how they are meeting the challenges that come with this newly expanded coverage. With the support of Arnold Ventures, TAC conducted interviews in five states…

  • State Strategies to Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    This report is intended to support state Medicaid agencies and payers in improving access to substance use disorder treatment, with a special focus on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. With support from Arnold Ventures, TAC and partners conducted a review of state activities that have significantly increased…

  • Using Medicaid in Supportive Housing

    Issue Brief | Publication | April 2016

    There is growing recognition that stable, affordable housing plays a critical role in supporting individuals' recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. Behavioral health care leaders in several states are finding that Medicaid can be a cost-effective resource to finance and deliver some of the flexible services and…