Medication Assisted Treatment is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Research shows that when treating substance-use disorders, a combination of medication and behavioral therapies is most successful. Medication assisted treatment is clinically driven with a focus on individualized patient care.
Opioid medication assisted treatment services for beneficiaries addicted to opiates, when determined to be medically necessary and in accordance with an individualized treatment plan. Opioid (Narcotic) Treatment Programs are required to offer and prescribe medication to patients, covered under the DMC-ODS formulary including but not limited to: