For behavioral health providers, the most significant provision of the new rule allows Medicaid to pay for 15 days of inpatient treatment in a facility with more than 16 beds, tempering the often bemoaned IMD exclusion.
California insurance officials are looking into whether Health Net Inc. has improperly withheld payments to addiction treatment centers for months while the company investigates concerns about fraudulent claims.
A group of addiction treatment centers in California is launching the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition, a not-for-profit entity that aims to drive parity enforcement and improved coverage of addiction services by insurance companies.
The platitude of offering true customer service can sometimes be voided by the daily hustle and bustle associated with operational demands, industry changes and other entrepreneurial related barriers of success.
Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.