Evaluation of an innovative medicaid health policy initiative to expand substance abuse treatment in Washington state
Medical Care Research and Review, 05/23/2012
Wickizer TM et al. – The aggregate annualized estimated saving ($16.8 million) equaled the cost–saving goal of SB 5763. While it may be tempting for policy makers to cut funding for SA treatment, this may be counterproductive and in the long–run increase Medicaid costs.