Application Period Begins for Michigan Opioid Treatment Access Loan Repayment Program

Applications for the Michigan Opioid Treatment Access Loan Repayment Program (MIOTA) will be accepted from Feb. 27 through March 13.

MIOTA is a medical education debt repayment program focused on incentivizing healthcare providers to begin and expand opioid treatment in Michigan. Funded through the Michigan Opioid Healing and Recovery Fund, the goal of MIOTA is to increase availability of opioid use disorder treatment across the state, especially in areas where treatment is difficult to access.

This program is available to medical providers (MD, DO, NP, PA) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) counselors. Medical providers must either:

  • Begin providing medication opioid used disorder treatment in Michigan by having obtained a standard Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration certificate.
  • Already be providing treatment using a standard DEA registration certificate.
  • Provide services as a SUD counselor within an opioid treatment program or serving individuals with an Opioid Use Disorder, Stimulant Use Disorder or SUD program.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the program guidance to learn more about MIOTA eligibility requirements. For additional information, contact Megan Linton at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Members with questions may contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA.