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Substance Abuse Disorder and Maternal and Child Health (Chapter 6 in Report to Congress on Medicaid and CHIP. June 2020)

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) – 2020

This chapter discusses substance use disorder (SUD) among pregnant women, reviews Medicaid coverage of SUD treatment services, and describes the availability of SUD treatment for pregnant women. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) is addressed, as well as Medicaid authorities for SUD services and treatment of NAS, the role of the criminal justice system and child welfare agencies in SUD treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries, systems fragmentation, and new models of care. Numerous references.

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