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News by Topic: Illicit drug use

Oct 19, 2021 - Describes research that examined the implementation of the Vermont model, a successful opioid use disorder treatment method, in remote areas of Montana. Highlights concerns related to transportation, healthcare access, and provider capacity to operate an opioid use disorder treatment program.
Source: Penn State News
Oct 12, 2021 - Describes the DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program, which is open to applications from Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that employ buprenorphine-waivered providers, funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Sep 24, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act Section 1003 Demonstration Evaluation and 2) Medicaid Drug Use Review (DUR) Program. Comments are due by November 23, 2021.
Source: Federal Register