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Medicare to Cover Opioid Treatment Program Services Starting in 2020

Get Ready to Participate in the New Benefit!

See the full text at: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/All-Fee-For-Service-Providers/Downloads/OTP-Services.pdf

Starting January 1, 2020, CMS plans to pay for Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) medications, toxicology testing, and counseling provided to Medicare Part B beneficiaries.

To participate in the new program, providers must be:

  • Certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and by accredited by a SAMHSA-approved accrediting body.

  • Enrolled in Medicare Part B.

Additional information will be forthcoming on the OTP webpage on or around November 1, 2019.

Credentials Administrative Services has extensive experience with Medicare enrollment. Contact us today and be ready to participate in the new benefit - 2020 is just around the corner!

Nikki Swain