Opioid use disorder treatment services
covers opioid use disorder treatment services in opioid treatment programs. The services include medication (like methadone and buprenorphine), counseling, drug testing, and individual and group therapy. Medicare covers counseling and therapy services in person and by virtual delivery (using 2-way audio/video communication technology, like a computer). Medicare pays doctors and other providers for office-based opioid use disorder treatment, including management, care coordination, psychotherapy, and counseling activities.
Under Original Medicare, you won’t have to pay any copayments for these services if you get them from an opioid treatment program provider who’s enrolled in Medicare. However, the Part B
still applies. Talk to your doctor or other health care provider to find out where to go for these services. You can also visit Medicare.gov/contacts and select “Opioid Treatment Program Services” to find a program near you.
Find an Opioid Treatment Program Services provider in your area.