Richards MR, Leech AA, Stein BD, Buntin MB, Patrick SW. Prevalence of Buprenorphine Providers Requiring Cash Payment From Insured Women Seeking Opioid Use Disorder Treatment. Medical care. 2023 Apr 21. PMID: 37083603 [PubMed]
Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) are known to be effective, especially in reducing the risk of overdose death. Yet, many individuals suffering from OUD are not receiving treatment. One potential barrier can be the patient's ability to access providers through their insurance plans.