The Commonwealth of Kentucky is set to expand access to treatment and recovery services for individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) through a portion of its 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver, beginning July 1st. This program further amplifies the Commonwealth’s overall efforts to fight the opioid crisis, as well as other substance addictions.
With Kentucky’s commitment to combatting opioid, alcohol, and other substance dependencies in mind, the Department for Medicaid Services is implementing a new standard of care for substance use treatment through the expanded services. These new standards will enhance coverage and increase access to care for Kentuckians seeking recovery from SUD.
Additionally, the waiver will provide transportation services for some groups of individuals who need access to methadone treatment, which requires daily dosing and can be difficult to access for individuals without transportation.
Kentuckians can find access to treatment in their communities on Find Help Now Kentucky or by calling 1-833-8KU-HELP.