Press Release on Michigan’s1115 Waiver Approval for SUD Services

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves Michigan’s demonstration waiver for substance use disorder treatment services. Project will increase access to care and expand provider network.

This demonstration will allow Michigan to broaden residential substance use disorder services in the state’s existing network of SUD providers. Additionally, the demonstration provides the state the ability to use Medicaid funding to pay for services in residential and withdrawal management treatment facilities that would otherwise be excluded from federal reimbursement.

This demonstration seeks to accomplish these efforts by:

• Establishing an integrated behavioral health delivery system that includes a flexible and comprehensive SUD benefit and the Michigan continuum of care.

• Enhancing provider competency related to the use of ASAM criteria or other nationally recognized SUD-specific program standards for patient assessment and treatment.

• Expanding the treatment continuum of residential care including medically necessary use of qualified residential treatment facilities regardless of the size of the facility, withdrawal management programming, and medication-assisted treatment and recovery .

• Expanding the use of recovery coach delivered support services.

• Establishing coordination of care models between SUD providers, primary care and other behavioral health providers.


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