NJATOD attends Governor Murphy’s round table community meeting in Washington, NJ to discuss strategies for fighting opioid addiction. Although there is still much work to do in the fight against opioid related overdoses, we are pleased to report for the first time since 2012 NJ preliminary 2019 overdose related deaths have taking a turn in
New polling released today by Legal Action Center (LAC) makes clear that there is widespread, bipartisan support for sweeping reforms to our nation’s drug and criminal justice policies in advance of the 2020 elections. Notably, Americans express strong support for policies that would expand access to addiction treatment for all who need it, while also embracing approaches that treat addiction more as a health issue, rather than a criminal one. Americans also support helping formerly incarcerated people and others with criminal records be more successful in their reentry in order to become contributing members of their communities.
We’ve accomplished so much this year and we wanted to share some highlights with you. Looking forward to a promising 2020 where we continue our efforts to support quality opioid treatment across the Garden State!
Starting January 1, 2020, under the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) through bundled payments for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment services in an episode of care provided to people with Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). OTPs must