On May 21, CMS held a listening session on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment to solicit feedback from those prescribing opioids and those providing treatment for opioid use disorder.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) hosted the 90-minute virtual Listening Session to inform development of an opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment demonstration program created through the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act.

The listening session focus included:

The Innovation Center described their intention to integrate the feedback and input into the design of the project and other actions by HHS and CMS on reducing opioid dependency and treating patients suffering from addiction.

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