Some State Medicaid Programs Pay Providers for More Addiction Counseling

Some state Medicaid programs are beginning to pay addiction treatment centers for as much counseling and related medical services as are needed for patients. The move is intended to encourage centers to offer more counseling, according to Stateline.

Maryland, New York, California and New Jersey are using the new fee structure, the article notes. There is a growing consensus among experts that patients who receive a combination of addiction medicine and counseling have better outcomes than those who receive only one or the other.

Full story of state Medicaid programs and addiction counseling at drugfree.org

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Will Savage

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