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News Article

December 21st 2020

Health executives take out their crystal balls: Here are their predictions for 2021

“States facing budget crunches and a worsening opioid crisis will benefit from innovative ways to cut costs. One emerging area that states with large Medicaid populations are focusing on is connecting a subset of this population—people who have been incarcerated and may have substance use disorder or mental health issues—with behavioral health services.

Getting people help to reduce behavioral health issues has the potential to save many lives as well as avoid unnecessary healthcare costs—and we’ll see momentum grow for Medicaid programs to tackle this issue in 2021.”