Only 11% receive treatment...
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- Medicare would incur an additional $1.9 billion annually to cover substance use disorder services. Costs would be partially offset by reduced costs from treating medical conditions caused by SUD.
- Legal Action Center estimates savings from fewer SUD-related hospitalizations and ER visits.
- In 2020, there will be 61.5 million Medicare beneficiaries with substance use disorders (SUD). Only 11% of those with SUD receive treatment in any given year. Medicare does not cover all SUD therapies, settings or provider types. The net impact on Medicare could be $362 million per year.