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Most state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovations can be categorized into
two main areas: 1) health homes and 2) warm handoffs and care transitions. This brief
provides an overview of these approaches and offers recent examples from state Medicaid
November 2020 Rachel Block,
The 988 designation is a federal designation of the need for easier access to behavioral health crisis services and part of a trend for strengthening the continuum of behavioral health care to include a wide array of community-based services, as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
Many states are focused on building a coordinated continuum of behavioral health care that includes a wide array of community-based services as well as inpatient services through public and private hospitals. More
This publication is part of series produced in coordination with AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN). As the… More
June 2020 Rachel Block,
Ten years ago, Rhode Island instituted health care “affordability standards” for commercial health insurers to encourage them to improve the affordability of their health plans, as well as enhance health care quality and consumer protections. The Rhode Island Office of Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) recently updated these standards, continuing its primary care funding requirement and adding important new provisions designed to facilitate behavioral health integration and accelerate the adoption of payment reforms. More
May 2020 Kody H. Kinsley,
How North Carolina is maintaining community behavioral health services, safeguarding state health care facilities, and more in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More
To help states and communities develop and spread crisis programs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis: A Best Practices Toolkit. More
As New Jersey expanded its Medicaid program, the number of homeless Medicaid enrollees grew substantially. This in turn created a pressing need for… More
January 2020 Allison Leof,
The CLOUD, or the Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers, offers a centralized place for actionable, evidence-based resources for anyone working on issues related to the opioid crisis. More
In November, the District of Columbia’s (DC) Medicaid program became the first to receive approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a demonstration that will address gaps in Medicaid’s coverage of behavioral health services by reimbursing institutions for mental diseases (IMDs) for treatment of adults with serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance. DC’s waiver will also cover IMD services for substance use disorder. More
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