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CMS Announces Medicaid Model for Pregnant Women With Opioid Use Disorder

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) model, intended to better align and coordinate care of pregnant and postpartum Medicaid beneficiaries with opioid use disorder. Under the model, state Medicaid agencies will be required to design a comprehensive set of services that includes care management and coordination, health promotion, individual and family support, and referral to community and social services.

CMS expects to award $64.6 million in grants to up to 12 states, and plans to issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity in early 2019 to solicit cooperative agreement applications to implement the MOM model. The five-year model will be launched in fall 2019. Additional information is available in a CMS fact sheet.