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Medicaid

Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs

By Paul Gaita

Because of a decades-old policy that limits the number of beds per facility, patients are being turned away from rehab centers despite qualifying for treatment under the ACA. MORE  

Treatment Center and Lab to Pay for Fraudulent Drug Testing

By Paul Gaita

Two Kentucky-based companies will pay the U.S. $15.75 Million after getting caught fraudulently billing for unnecessary urine tests. MORE  

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

NY Medicaid Officials Consider Needle Exchange

By Chrisanne Grise

Controversial safe injection programs could save Medicaid money, but are currently banned under federal law. MORE  

Medicaid Boost Could Help Millions of Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

Expansion of the insurance program could provide substance-abuse treatment for 2.6 million uninsured alcoholics and addicts, experts say. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Campaigns to legalize recreational pot raise big bucks, a new breathalyzer law riles the French, and Cowboys' wide receiver Dez Bryant is banned from booze and strip clubs. MORE  

Methadone Exposé Wins Journalism Award

By Hunter R. Slaton

The Seattle Times' Dec. 2011 series exposed nearly 2,200 methadone overdoses in which the state was complicit. MORE  

Funding Change Hits Poor Maryland Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

The switch to Medicaid should help more people in the long run—but some who need treatment now are out of luck. MORE  

Rehab For Poor People

By Jeff Deeney

Dirty and depressing, public treatment centers are a far cry from Celebrity Rehab, but they've helped thousands of down-and-out addicts like me turn their lives around. MORE  

Medicare Charged with Paying for Pill Habits and Fake Patients

By Jennifer Matesa

Doctor-shopping, professional fake patients and elderly entrepreneurs may be aided and abetted by the social insurance program. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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