Jeffrey Buck is a senior adviser for behavioral health at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has been active in helping CMS figure out how to deal with the fundamental challenges that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will stimulate. For example, millions of previously uninsured Americans will now have access to health insurance benefits. This alone will presumably stretch the capacity of the healthcare system. Of importance to the OTC movement, CMS is currently considering a reform plan that includes expanding the variety of substance abuse treatment providers, and shifting services away from residential and stand-alone programs, and toward outpatient programs that are better integrated into the medical care system.
What does this mean to us? How do we best prepare?
What is our vision for the future?
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