November 29, 2018

Long Time Behavioral Health IMD Exclusion Provisions are Lifted

Included in the North Carolina 1115 Medicaid waiver that was just approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was a waiver request on the Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion that applies to substance use disorder facilities with 16 or more beds. This waiver will allow Medicaid funds to be used to pay for treatment of Medicaid beneficiaries who are admitted to these substance use disorder facilities. In a recent webinar handout, DHHS approximated the time of implementation for the SUD waiver in January 2019.

IMD Exclusion Provisions Lifted