Michigan to begin changing how it funds mental health, addiction services

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More than a dozen behavioral health clinics across Michigan will now be able to turn to Medicaid to fund its services, the same way community health centers can do for physical care.

The new avenue for funding will allow clinics that meet quality standards to expand access to services, including 24-hour psychiatric crisis services, which is expected to reduce unnecessary visits to jails and emergency rooms as a result of no community mental health services.

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