CMS Announces Possible Grant Funding to MassHealth

CMS has announced a funding opportunity for state Medicaid programs to help them create programs to address substance use disorders (SUD).
According to CMS, the planning grants “are intended to increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver SUD treatment or recovery services through an ongoing assessment of the SUD treatment needs of the State; recruitment, training, and technical assistance for Medicaid providers that offer SUD treatment or recovery services; and improved reimbursement for and expansion of the number or treatment capacity of Medicaid providers.”
Agencies have until August 9 to submit an 18-month proposal, and CMS will select at least 10 proposals with awards totaling $50 million. The application and supporting documents are here.