Drug Addiction Recovery Centers Call for More Funding

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Representatives from six state-supported addiction treatment centers gathered at the Statehouse today to rally against decreased Medicaid reimbursement rates. The change, brought on by a switch in the way Medicaid recipients are insured, will take effect next year. Providers say it will force them to cut services and eliminate inpatient beds instead of expanding to address New Hampshire's opioid epidemic. "Without raising the rates to what it actually costs to provide the care, we face closing down," Sharon Drake, who runs the Southeast New Hampshire Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services in Dover, said at the rally. An average of 89 percent of clients at the 28-bed facility are Medicaid eligible. "We would have to be more selective regarding who we put...

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Drug Addiction Recovery Centers Call for More Funding

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