Federal Opioid Commission Recommends Ending Medicaid IMD Exclusion For Addiction Treatment

News | September 8, 2017

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On July 31, 2017, the Federal Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended in its interim report that the federal Medicaid program end the exclusion on reimbursing for services provided in an “Institution of Mental Disease” (IMD). The exclusion has been in place since Medicaid was created; under the exclusion the federal…

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