State innovations for enhancing access to alcohol and drug abuse treatment

Dennis McCarty, Eldon Edmundson, Carla A. Green, Bentson H. McFarland, Victor Capoccia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


States often use Medicaid as part of innovative strategies to finance publicly funded services for treatment of alcohol and drug dependence. Interviews with officials from eleven states provide case studies and examples of financing innovations. Four management tools (memoranda of understanding, cost-savings analysis, utilization management, and coordinated purchase) and four management strategies (delegated management, dedicated funding, optimization of federal funds, and blended/braided funding) are identified and discussed. Examples from the interviewed states provide concrete illustrations of how these tools and strategies were combined to improve access to alcohol and drug abuse treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicaid and Treatment for People with Substance Abuse Problems
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781616687564
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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