As part of the state-federal partnership in administering the Medicaid program, the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) issues technical assistance in the form of letters to State Medicaid Directors, Informational Bulletins, Issue Briefs, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to communicate with states and other stakeholders regarding operational issues related to Medicaid.
Best Practices for Designing and Implementing an SUD-focused Health Homes State Plan Amendment
This report (PDF, 362.66 KB) provides a description of best practices for designing and implementing an SUD-focused health homes state plan amendment (SPA). The issuance of these best practices is required under section 1006(a)(C) of the Support for Patients and Communities Act which states that, “Not later than October 1, 2020, the Secretary shall make publicly available on the internet website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services best practices for designing and implementing an SUD-focused State plan amendment, based on the experiences of States that have State plan amendments approved under this section that include SUD-eligible individuals.”
New Reporting Measures for Substance Use Disorder (SUD)-focused Health Homes
This informational bulletin (PDF, 154.51 KB) describes new reporting measures that CMS will make available to states that have an approved SUD-focused health home state plan amendment (SPA) under section 1945(c)(4) of the Social Security Act (the Act). CMS is announcing the new measures, and adding them to the existing Medicaid Health Home Core Set of reporting measures.