On November 6, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released this letter approving the District of Columbia's section 1115 demonstration titled, "Behavioral Health Transformation" (BHT). The approval enables the District of Columbia to receive federal financial participation (FFP) after CMS approves the implementation plans for inpatient, residential and other services provided to Medicaid beneficiaries while residing in institutions for mental diseases (IMD) for diagnoses of substance use disorder (SUD), serious mental illness (SMl) and serious emotional disturbance (SED . . .
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