University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MHSUD)

Our team is a founding member of the Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN) under the leadership of AcademyHealth.

MODRN is a collaborative effort to analyze data across multiple states to facilitate learning among Medicaid agencies, currently focusing on the treatment quality and outcomes of opioid use disorder (OUD).

Our Wisconsin team works with MODRN partners, both univerisities and Medicaid agencies, in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Our objectives are to provide a comprehensive assessment of OUD treatment quality and outcomes in Medicaid, and to inform policy decisions on coverage and payment for evidence-based OUD treatments in Medicaid.