Show Them the Money: Agencies Get Reimbursement Tips on Addiction Treatment

Publishing a report on state policy options for Medicaid and TANF reimbursement for addiction treatment and prevention services

The Legal Action Center of the City of New York designed, printed and distributed Resources for Recovery: State Policy Options for Increasing Access to Alcohol and Drug Treatment Through Medicaid & TANF, which had been written earlier.

Key Results

Under the grant:

  • The center staff designed the report, printed 3,000 copies and in November 2002 mailed copies to more than 1,000 people, including members of national and state associations involved with addiction services, policymakers at addiction-related federal agencies, addiction treatment providers, and representatives of national policy and advocacy organizations involved with Medicaid, TANF and addiction issues.
  • The project director made a presentation about the report at the September 2003 meeting of the Purchasing Institute for Resources for Recovery in Scottsdale, Arizona. The report is also available online.

Funding

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided a $27,296 grant from August 1, 2002 through July 2003 to support this effort.