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K&L Gates Triage: The Opioid Epidemic: Medicaid Reimbursement and Other Funding Opportunities

1 March 2018

In the fourth episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Ruth Granfors and Tracy Lawless discuss how opioid treatment is reimbursed under Medicaid and other public programs.

Recently, policymakers have considered a variety of solutions for increased funding, such as the availability of Section 1115 waivers of the institution for mental diseases (“IMD”) exclusion to provide funding for residential treatment of individuals aged 21-64 in such institutions. While inpatient and outpatient reimbursement operates somewhat differently in each state, many states have responded to the opioid crisis in some way and plan to make further changes to ensure that opioid treatment is accessible and affordable for the Medicaid population.

About Triage
Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short podcasts.

If you work in the health care industry, you have grown accustomed to frequent changes in laws and regulations. On some days, it may seem like an insurmountable task to keep up with every change, especially as a new presidential administration and new policies take shape.

The K&L Gates Health Care Practice will regularly create Triage podcasts to help you learn about the latest developments in health law. Our lawyers will identify the most important changes and analyze the impact of these changes on our clients.

Catch-up on past episodes by visiting our Triage program page.

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