On June 28, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Minnesota’s 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver to expand addiction treatment via enhanced mental health services provided by both the state’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), and short-term residential treatment benefits. The waiver allows the state Medicaid program to continue to reimburse for CCBHC services, although the federal CCBHC demonstration ended on June 30, 2019. The CCBHCs will integrate with community health care provider organizations to increase rates of identification, initiation, and engagement in treatment for addiction disorder. Minnesota’s demonstration project started on July . . .
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