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Opportunities and Challenges to Utilizing Telehealth Technologies in the Provision of Medication Assisted Therapies in the Medi-Cal Program

Description
Describes advantages and barriers to using telehealth for delivery of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to California's Medicaid enrollees, especially those in rural and underserved areas. Includes recommendations for changes to California state laws in order to alleviate the challenges. Appendix C lists states allowing telehealth prescribing.
Date
06/2018
Type
Document
Organization
Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
Tagged as
Access · Health reform · Illicit drug use · Medicaid · Prescription drug abuse · Telehealth · California