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CMS Approves West Virginia 1115 Waiver To Expand Opioid Addiction Treatment

October 10, 2017
CMS approved West Virginia’s 1115 Medicaid waiver to expand coverage for people diagnosed with substance use disorders, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced on Tuesday (Oct. 10). The waiver, first submitted to CMS last November, will enhance the availability of detoxification, withdrawal management, medically-assisted therapy and peer-recovery support programs. It will also allow the state’s Medicaid program to cover methadone and naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) praised CMS’ waiver approval...

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