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CMS Lays Out Ways States Can Use Medicaid To Fight Opioid Crisis

June 11, 2018
CMS issued guidance to states Monday (June 11) on ways Medicaid can treat infants who are born exposed to opioids and how states can use enhanced federal match rates to expand prescription monitoring and other health technology in their efforts to combat opioid abuse among adults. The two guidance letters do not announce any new policies or additional federal money; rather, they encourage states to use existing tools in Medicaid to target the opioid crisis. The letter on infants exposed...


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