The 2018 SUPPORT Act passed by Congress directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a exception to the institution for mental disease (IMD) exclusion for certain pregnant and postpartum women. The IMD exclusion forbids the expenditure of federal funding on services provided in facilities with more than 16 beds, and this guidance letter instructs states on how to write their Medicaid policies to allow for treatment of pregnant women with substance use disorders in these facilities under certain conditions.
Funding Source: Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
State Guidance for the New Limited Exception to the IMD Exclusion for Certain Pregnant and Postpartum Women (SUPPORT Act): Help for Moms and Babies
Guidance for states in adding a creating a Medicaid option for treating pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders in residential facilities with more than 16 beds.