CMS Asks For Additional $13 Million To Fight Substance Abuse

By Maya Goldman / May 28, 2021 at 7:22 PM
CMS requests $16.3 million for opioid and substance use disorder support services in its fiscal 2022 budget -- a nearly $13 million increase from the 2021 enacted level -- indicating CMS wants to prioritize tackling the substance abuse crisis this year. The request is part of President Joe Biden’s budget request for $10.7 billion in discretionary funding to support research, prevention, treatment and recovery services related to the opioid epidemic, an increase of $3.9 billion over the 2021 enacted level...

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