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Opioid treatment program directors across the country say Medicaid reimbursement in their states isn’t adequate to ensure the highest quality services and some facilities might stop accepting Medicaid if they aren’t paid more — but a representative for Medicaid directors says while most Medicaid providers want more money, OTPs aren’t closing their doors en masse. […]

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The Biden administration Monday loosened requirements for drug addiction treatment providers to dispense methadone through mobile clinics, a move that could help ease access for underserved communities. A final rule (RIN: 1117-AB43) by the Drug Enforcement Administration provides that narcotic treatment providers wishing to dispense drugs through a mobile component don’t need to separately register for that […]

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Employers that are having trouble explaining why their mental health coverage for employees differs from medical coverage aren’t going to get sympathy from the Department of Labor. The DOL began auditing employer-sponsored health plans in April for compliance with the Consolidated Appropriations Act enacted in December 2020, which requires the plans to analyze and document […]

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