Health Affairs: The Five Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts Of 2019

A Bipartisan Policy Center report, released in partnership with Well Being Trust, contained options for how Congress can better address the integration of mental health and medical care. One is to repeal Medicaid’s Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) provision, which prohibits payments for certain beneficiaries’ inpatient care. These authors caution that greater investments in community-based services, as well as in IMDs and other forms of mental health care, are needed so that patients can seamlessly transition from inpatient to community settings and continue their treatment. Ben Miller is with Well Being Trust. Emma Sandoe is with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
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