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Washington aims to provide health coverage for foster care youths from other states through Medicaid waiver amendment

| May 4, 2023 | Washington

Washington health officials have applied for a Medicaid waiver amendment that would provide health coverage for former foster care youth from other states.     The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) hosted a webinar to discuss how the amendment would help youths on Thursday. Amy Dobbins, Apple Health (the...[ Read More ]

Board members discuss prevention strategies as they consider how to spend Oregon’s opioid settlement funds

| May 3, 2023 | Oregon

Opioid Settlement Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Board members continued to consider the best ways to spend Oregon’s portion of national opioid settlement funds by focusing on prevention efforts on Wednesday. The state legislature established the board in March 2022 through House Bill 4098 to determine how to allocate the state’s...[ Read More ]

DWIHN’s $227 million plan to expand mental health services would add hundreds of new beds in Detroit

| May 3, 2023 | Michigan

The Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) has proposed a $227 million plan to expand mental health services in the area. DWIHN President and CEO Eric Doeh announced a proposal that would add hundreds of new psychiatric beds, a crisis care center, and specialized/integrated residential housing in the city last...[ Read More ]

MPCA requests increased Medicaid reimbursement rates for Michigan health centers

| May 1, 2023 | Michigan

Costs to operate Michigan health centers have increased steadily over the past several years, and have outpaced Medicaid reimbursement rate increases. But the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) has proposed a plan to fund the gap between the actual cost of Medicaid services and reimbursement rates.     Expenses to...[ Read More ]

Washington lawmakers’ $69 billion budget includes nearly $2 billion for mental health initiatives

| Apr 27, 2023 | Washington

Washington lawmakers released their two-year operating budget last weekend, which provides nearly $2 billion for mental health initiatives.     The $69 billion budget will provide funds for mental health support, emergency housing, and rental assistance over the next two years. It includes $211 million for community behavioral health capacity,...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Project Access NOW CEO discusses efforts to support universal health coverage, community information exchange in Oregon

| Apr 25, 2023 | Oregon

Project Access NOW, a nonprofit that works with Oregon’s coordinated care organizations and health systems, is focused on supporting legislation that would improve access to healthcare and social services for the state’s underserved patients. In this Q&A, CEO Carly Hood-Ronick discusses the legislation the organization is advocating for, which includes...[ Read More ]