On January 19th, 2024, CHERISH and the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), co-hosted a virtual convening titled Incentivizing Recovery: Payment, Policy, and Implementation of Contingency Management.
Contingency management is a proven and promising treatment for specific substance use disorders, especially stimulant use disorder. However, significant gaps in knowledge regarding the economic, conceptual, policy, political, and legal barriers have prevented widespread implementation. Important considerations such as equity and adaptations to the current substance use treatment environment have yet to be fully explored.
In this half-day conference, we 1) critically explored the current state of contingency management from detailed economic and policy perspectives.; 2) considered payment and policy options that may foster the adoption of contingency management; and 3) discussed steps key decision makers in policy, health system and clinical areas can take to implement contingency management, promoting treatment equity, economic efficiency, recovery, and public health.
We did not host a live Q&A but offered a post-conference write-up to respond to the submitted questions during the conference. The following page contains questions answered by our speakers.