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Barriers & Challenges to FQHC Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder: An Examination of Policies Affecting FQHCs Pre- and During the COVID-19 Emergency

Describes barriers for implementing telehealth medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) prior to COVID-19 in Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and where entities received funding from the Health Resources Services Administration for substance use disorder projects. Includes analysis on the policies that have impacted FQHCs' ability to deliver MAT via telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and features a chart showing changes to Medicare and Medicaid telehealth policies for FQHC MAT services.
Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Access · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Illicit drug use · Infectious diseases · Legislation and regulations · Medicaid · Medicare · Prescription drug misuse · Telehealth · Kentucky · Maine · Maryland · Ohio · Pennsylvania