ISSUE: ADDICTION TREATMENT TEAMS and ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAMS
STATEMENT: MHAI was the leader in creating the Addiction Treatment Team model through legislation which would incentivize comprehensive treatment through professional teams, including a licensed prescriber, counselor, and certified recovery coach. These teams can operate as a mobile unit, but the funding source is limited to Recovery Works and should be expanded to Medicaid/HIP. As consumers in rural areas are relatively spread out, it becomes finan-cially unviable to send mobile units to these Mental Health Care Professional Shortage Ar-eas based on current reimbursement models. Expanding the funding sources for Addiction Treatment Teams and Assertive Community Treatment teams allows for greater utilization and penetration into rural and underserved areas, through an approved and existing federal program allowing service expansion to our most vulnerable Hoosiers.
MHAI will support expanding funding for Addiction Treatment Teams and Assertive Community Treatment Teams.
LEVEL OF PRIORITY: I