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Webinar replay: Opportunities for state payers to improve & align incentives for treatment of substance use disorder

This webinar was held on June 6, 2023. 

Health Management Associates (HMA) is proud to offer a 3-part series of webinars looking at the effect of proposed regulations on delivery of opioid treatment services to the population facing addiction issues. In this second webinar, HMA consultants highlighted opportunities for state payers to improve & align incentives so that providers can expand access to treatment enabled by new federal regulations that encourage patient-centered care.

Patients seeking SUD treatment stand to truly benefit from the changes presented in the forthcoming SAMHSA regulations. However, payers need to restructure the reimbursement model to incentivize person-centered care and allow opioid treatment providers to remain fiscally viable without putting undue burden on patients.  The change in regulations present a unique opportunity to advance value-based payment models in the SUD treatment system and expand access to treatment that meets patients where they are.

Learning Objectives:

  • How Payers Can Benefit – Understanding the opportunity for payers to close important gaps in current approaches to SUD treatment.
  • Innovation Inspiration – Learning from other programs to better deliver whole person care.
  • Tackling Challenges – Identifying the likely obstacles and how they can be overcome.


  • Chris Regal, Director, Clinical Innovation, America’s Health Insurance Plans​

Watch the replay of Part 1 of our Opioid Treatment Providers webinar series.

Stayed tuned for information on part 3 of our Opioid Treatment Providers series: Opportunities for State Regulators to Shape Policy and Regulation of Treatment for Substance Use Disorder


Meet our HMA speakers

Caprice Knapp, PhD

Managing Director, Quality and Accreditation
Salt Lake City, UT
Rachel Bembas

Rachel Bembas, PhD

Philadelphia, PA