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Portman, Brown Introduce Bill To Revise Cap For IMD Stays

May 19, 2017
Ohio senators Rob Portman (R) and Sherrod Brown (D) introduced a bill Thursday (June 18) to modify the provision in Medicaid law that blocks federal funds from mental health and drug rehab clinics in an attempt to help states manage costs of treating people addicted to opioids. Called the Medicaid CARE Act, the bill would allow federal Medicaid dollars to fund stays in drug rehab facilities of up to 40 beds for up to 60 days. The bill would also...

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