Magellan medication-assisted treatment shows drop in drug abuse readmissions Magellan Health Services announced the results of an innovative substance abuse treatment program launched in 2010 called Magellan Integrated Substance Use Solutions. An analysis of a year's worth of data from the medication-assisted treatment portion of that program shows significant reductions in readmissions from participants. Those participating in MAT had 21% fewer readmissions to a facility at seven days after discharge than those who were not discharged on medications, 20% fewer readmissions after 30 days, and 19% fewer readmissions after 60 days. The same 2011 report indicated that Magellan members with substance abuse diagnoses who participate in a more intensely monitored group due to the severity of their need, had 54% fewer readmissions at seven days after discharge than those who were not discharged on medications, 42% fewer after 30 days, and 14% fewer after 60 days.
Leerink healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte discusses Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and the proposed pay-fors and implications For Healthcare Services on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on March 20 at 11 am.