Publications

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10/26/2022

Association of Polysubstance Use Disorder with Treatment Quality among Medicaid Beneficiaries with Opioid Use Disorder

Using Medicaid data (2017 to 2018) from four states participating in a distributed research network, this retrospective cohort study documents the prevalence of specific types of co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) among Medicaid enrollees with an opioid use disorder (OUD) diagnosis.

Senior Policy Analyst Shamis Mohamoud and Policy Analyst Rosa Perez were part of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) team of authors of this article published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

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10/01/2022

Outpatient Follow-Up and Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder after Residential Treatment among Medicaid Enrollees in 10 States

Follow-up after residential treatment is considered best practice in supporting patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in their recovery. Yet, little is known about rates of follow-up after discharge. The objective of this analysis was to measure rates of follow-up and use of medications for OUD (MOUD) after residential treatment among Medicaid enrollees in 10 states, and to understand the enrollee and episode characteristics that are associated with both outcomes.

Senior Policy Analyst Shamis Mohamoud was part of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) team of authors of this article published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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09/01/2022

Design, Implementation, and Evolution of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN)

In the US, Medicaid covers over 80 million Americans. Comparing access, quality, and costs across Medicaid programs can provide policymakers with much-needed information. As each Medicaid agency collects its member data, multiple barriers prevent sharing Medicaid data between states. To address this gap, the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) developed a research network of states to conduct rapid multi-state analyses without sharing individual-level data across states.

Senior Policy Analyst Shamis Mohamoud and Director of Medicaid Policy Studies David Idala were part of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) team of authors of this article published in Medical Care.

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