CMS Approves CA Demo For Limited Medicaid Coverage Of Incarcerated People

By Michelle M. Stein / January 26, 2023 at 8:02 PM
CMS and California on Thursday (Jan. 26) announced that, for the first time, Medicaid will pay for a limited set of health services for 90 days before those who are incarcerated go back to their community, including substance use treatment and behavioral health services, and help connect them to community-based Medicaid providers. The waiver also provides funding for California to increase Medicaid pay for obstetrics, primary care and behavioral health services. “California was among the first states to propose a...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.