Beginning April 1, 2023, states may resume Medicaid redeterminations and terminations of coverage for those no longer eligible. As recognized by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, it is estimated that as many as 18 million individuals could lose Medicaid coverage because they no longer meet Medicaid eligibility requirements or fail to complete the redetermination process.
Although many individuals may qualify for other types of insurance coverage, patients with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUDs) are expected to be particularly affected by this.
“Now, this facility is going to be state of the art. This facility is going to be the template,” Youngkin said. “A facility that is not in a hospital setting, a facility that, in fact, is an inviting facility that has an opportunity for Vi...
Dr. Margie Balfour, with the Crisis Response Center, says the Tucson Police Department can bring those in need of treatment directly to the facility for immediate care.
Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) updated its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) criteria to better align with its National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care.1