Behavioral Health Business March 20, 2023
The bulk of state Medicaid programs cover services to treat substance use disorders (SUDs) and outpatient services, but few cover crisis care services.
That’s according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), which included survey responses from 45 states about their health benefits. In the survey, KFF provided state Medicaid officials with a list of 55 behavioral health benefits potentially covered in their fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid programs, and officials then checked off which services were provided.
All but two states covered more than 50% of SUD services, and 37 states covered more than 75% of SUD services.
“Within this category, nearly all states cover outpatient SUD treatment, while states were least likely to cover clinically managed high...