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PA Making In-roads in Opioids Fight

Pennsylvania is making progress in the fight against opioids, according to a new report.

At the heart of this progress has been improved access to medication-assisted treatment, enforcement of parity laws, enhanced access to naloxone, and better oversight of the care of Medicaid patients, including enhanced coverage of alternatives to opioids for pain management.

The report also cites several areas where Pennsylvania can improve its efforts, including removing more barriers to care for patients with substance use disorders, improving access to alternative pain therapies, further expanding access to naloxone, and evaluating current policies and programs to ensure that they contribute to fighting the opioid challenge.

Learn more in the report Spotlight on Pennsylvania:  Leading-Edge Practices and Next Steps in Ending the Opioid Epidemic, which can be found here.

Filed in Pennsylvania Medicaid, Pennsylvania Medicaid policy.

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