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Important Substance Use Disorder Treatment Information
With Kentucky's commitment to combatting opioid, alcohol, and other substance dependencies in mind, the Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) is implementing a new standard of care for substance use treatment. These new standards will expand coverage and increase access to care for Kentuckians seeking recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
JUNE 17th, 2019: Provider Webinar from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET (SIGN UP by
2019: Maintainence and Registration begins (REQUIRED for current BHSO Providers)
JULY 1st, 2019:
SUD changes are
ANTICIPATED to start
What's changing with the new SUD guidelines?
Providers should follow guidelines for SUD treatment services outlined in
Residential SUD treatment providers will obtain the ASAM/CARF certification or a DMS on site visit certificaiton
What do these changes mean for providers?
Behavioral Health Service Organizations (BHSO) will be self-registered into one or more applicable tiers:
Tier I- Mental Health
Tier II- Outpatient SUD
Tier III- Inpatient SUD
Methadone for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) will be a covered service in a Narcotic Treatment Program (NTP) under Medicaid
What do these changes mean for beneficiaries?
Many who could not afford treatment may now have access to the care they need
Access to quality residential care for Kentuckians looking for care
Kentuckians can find access to treatment in their communities on
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