Rate Changes Hit Oklahoma's Drug Counselors
Wilkerson, April, THE JOURNAL RECORD
Oklahoma's certified alcohol and drug counselors are facing reimbursement rate changes that industry leaders say are negatively affecting a workforce that has decades of experience to offer.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state's Medicaid program, and the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are phasing in changes to the types of services that certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADCs, a bachelor's degree level position) can bill for, and the new rules mean less money in their pockets. Instead, licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADCs) - a master's degree level certification - will be the only ones who can bill …
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Publication information: Article title: Rate Changes Hit Oklahoma's Drug Counselors. Contributors: Wilkerson, April - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: September 2, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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