Bill expanding access to opioid addiction treatment passes Assembly

Published on May 28, 2019

From NJBiz:

Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald, John Armato and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored legislation to more quickly provide critical opioid addiction treatment for patients covered under Medicaid by removing prior authorization requirements.

The measure was approved on Thursday by the full Assembly, in a 76-0 vote.

The bill, Assembly Bill 4744, would require the Department of Human Services to ensure that provisions of benefits for medication-assisted treatment, to eligible persons under the Medicaid program or those who receive services funded through the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, be provided without the imposition of any prior authorization requirements or other prospective utilization management requirements.

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