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Issue Brief

Tackling the other public health crisis: Substance use disorders

Published: July 2020

In this issue brief, we discuss a public health crisis that affects more than 20 million Americans. Substance use disorder (SUD) is often not supported with payment reforms and the emphasis is typically on reforming delivery models only.

This brief covers a range of issues around SUD that do have practical solutions: inadequate treatment guidelines, a siloed approach to care and payment, unmet need for community integration, an absence of patient navigation assistance, and a short-term approach to treatment.

Download the issue brief to gain insights on how payment reform can be paired with delivery model reforms to create a holistic strategy for tackling SUD and providing lasting recovery for patients.