CMS releases the Federal Meta-Evaluation Design for Section 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Demonstrations medicaid.gov/medicaid/downl…
(CMS) released an evaluation design that explains how the Agency will conduct a meta-analysis on Medicaid section 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) demonstrations, which will be complete in the spring of 2023.
Section 1115 SUD demonstrations require states to increase access to SUD treatment services; increase capacity to provide services; implement widely recognized patient placement criteria and provider standards, care coordination policies, other prevention/treatment strategies.
The meta-evaluation w/ compare experiences among similar section 1115 SUD demonstrations across states to understand the overall effectiveness of these demonstrations, variations in state demonstration features, context implemented, contribute to differences in effectiveness.
This evaluation design is intended to inform states on the framework and structure for how CMS will complete the meta-evaluation of approved SUD section 1115 demonstrations. medicaid.gov
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