Oregon is launching a first-of-its-kind mobile crisis intervention program for its Medicaid population, according to CMS. Medicaid beneficiaries experiencing substance abuse or mental health issues will be able to contract a behavioral health specialist 24 hours per day. CMS said these programs can reduce costs for inpatient mental health treatments and burdens on law enforcement. Oregon currently serves 1,300,577 Medicaid beneficiaries.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans