Behavioral health leaders are pressing forward with their opposition, drawing a detailed picture of what healthcare would look like for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders if the Senate bill is implemented.
President Trump said the Senate bill should have more “heart,” but industry experts reviewing the draft after its release today don’t believe it contains any heart at all. For one, the bill would end Medicaid expansion in 2020.
The Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (CARE) Act would allow Medicaid payment to residential addiction treatment facilities with up to 40 beds—an increase over the current 16 bed limit. It would also allow for treatment services for up to...
A new brief from the Urban Institute shows that Medicaid programs nationwide have seen increases in buprenorphine prescriptions since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, but trends are higher in expansion states.
One of the largest referral sources for addiction treatment centers is the internet, and that channel could see some changes this year. It’s surprising that more healthcare leaders haven’t weighed in on net neutrality.