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District of Columbia Receives “First-of-its-Kind” Approval for Behavioral Health-Focused Medicaid Demonstration

District of Columbia Receives “First-of-its-Kind” Approval for Behavioral Health-Focused Medicaid Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a new, behavioral health-focused Medicaid demonstration for the District of Columbia (D.C.), aimed at improving outcomes for those diagnosed with diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED). The agency also approved D.C.’s request to approve new services for beneficiaries diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD). The “first-of-its-kind”… (LaRosa, 11/6/19) #Demonstration Programs, #Public Health, #Social Determinants of Health, #Opioids

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