On October 31, 2019, the New York Medicaid program proposed to extend Medicaid services to incarcerated individuals in state or county facilities 30-days prior to release. Eligible individuals must have two or more chronic physical/behavioral health conditions, a serious mental illness, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or opioid use disorder. The New York Medicaid program also proposed to pilot specialized treatment in a therapeutic residential environment for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders that are accused, but not convicted, of a felony. The residential treatment would be a voluntary alternative to incarceration. A target implementation date has . . .
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