Medicaid To Offer More Treatment Options

Missouri will cover more non-opioid treatment options for Medicaid recipients who suffer from chronic pain as part of an effort to prevent substance abuse beginning today. [Monday]

The Missouri Department of Social Services said in a news release the new treatment options will include physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture.

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The department estimates the addition of these newly covered services will reduce costs by lowering prescription drug costs, eliminating emergency room visits and avoiding the need for other medical services.

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