To allow greater flexibility and encourage greater innovation in tackling Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), special waivers are available for each state to relax Medicaid requirements and implement uniquely crafted programs. CMS oversees […]
Work requirements have been part of the eligibility guidelines for public assistance programs across the country for many years. When the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was created […]
Recently, on October 5, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) called for the cancellation of MIPS, the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. This was done in direct response to feedback CMS […]
The dramatic rise in the abuse of opioid drugs in the last two decades has been described simultaneously as a crisis and as an epidemic. Looking at the sobering statistics, […]
Behavioral conditions affect many adults in the United States. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated that in 2015 alone there were about 43 million adults with […]
The month of September represents National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Each year in the United States more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide. Although suicide occurs in all segments […]
Waivers allow providers to combine conditions and populations in a single waiver and can be combined with a 1915(b) waiver, for managed care.
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Providing healthcare for homeless patients presents some of the most challenging (and costly) conditions in medicine. Patients often have multiple concurrent conditions including a history of poorly managed chronic disease, […]
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