On April 21, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced funding through the 21st Century Cures Act to address the national opioid crisis. The State of Nevada will receive $5.6 million over a period of two years (May 2017 through May 2019).
The Purpose of the Nevada Opioid STR Initiative is to address the tremendous opioid crisis by expanding access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery services for Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) in Nevada. Learn More.
The Nevada State Opioid Response Includes:
Nobody ever thinks they’ll find themselves struggling with an opioid dependency. It can happen to anyone, at any time. Recovery is possible. It starts with making the choice to change for the better, right now. Find resources now to start working toward a better life for you or a loved one. Recovery from substance dependency doesn’t have to be a solitary journey.
Mobile outreach teams are being used throughout the state of Nevada to provide individuals with connections to care and harm reduction by partnering with emergency departments, law enforcement, and through community outreach. Warmlines are 24/7 numbers providing information on demand and connections to peer recovery specialists.
The Division of Health Care Financing and Policy is addressing the opioid crisis by updating Nevada Medicaid policy and opening MAT-related evaluation and management (E/M) codes for billing by Nevada Medicaid providers effective with dates of service. Download the billing instructions here.