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New Medicaid Option Promotes Enhanced Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Care


January 6, 2022

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New Medicaid Option Promotes Enhanced Mental Health, Substance Use Crisis Care


The Department of Health and Human Services, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is working with states to promote access to Medicaid services for people with mental health and substance use disorder crises. Authorized under President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, states have a new option for supporting community-based mobile crisis intervention services for individuals with Medicaid. Mobile crisis intervention services connect people to a behavioral health specialist 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.


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