Lu Shi, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Summary of Project
The low adherence rate among patients on Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) has been a serious and persistent challenge to stakeholders in opioid control. As telehealth delivery of MOUD has become more popular during the Covid-19 pandemic, we propose to use a nationwide insurance claims database to assess the impact of telehealth utilization on adherence to MOUD among rural OUD patients, while hypothesizing that the impact of telehealth delivery on adherence could be stronger among Medicaid and Medicare patients than among patients with commercial insurance.