Kentucky Medicaid gets OK to provide mobile behavioral health care

BY: - July 20, 2023

Kentucky will join five other states in providing mobile Medicaid crisis intervention teams later this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Thursday.  CMS approved Kentucky’s proposals for these services alongside California.  Mobile teams allow behavioral health professionals to de-escalate people in need in the field as well as perform on-the-ground assessments and […]

How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

BY: - June 6, 2023

The federal government is reconsidering a decision that breast cancer patients, plastic surgeons, and members of Congress have protested would limit women’s options for reconstructive surgery. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently heard from interested parties at a public meeting as part of reexamining how doctors are paid for a type of breast […]