Bill to Expand Bed Limit of Residential SUD Treatment Reintroduced in the Senate

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL (05/18) – A new bill in the Senate would modify existing Medicaid payment prohibitions and expand the bed limit for residential treatment facilities serving persons with substance use disorders. Known as the “Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD)” exclusion, this payment exclusion prevents Medicaid from providing federal matching funds for services provided in residential substance use settings with more than 16 beds, hindering patients’ access to care. Read more

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