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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 06:33 PM

N.H. Senate OKs Bill to Remove Insurance Barriers for Substance Abuse Treatment

A bill making it easier for people seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem unanimously cleared the New Hampshire Senate Wednesday.

Currently people seeking therapy for substance abuse need to get insurance approval to receive medication like methadone or suboxone.

In some cases that approval would need to be monthly.

But under this measure, patients would only be required to get approval from insurers once a year.

Senator Dan Feltes of Concord, whoís the billís prime sponsor, says itís important for patients who need medication assisted therapy to get it quickly.

Read more: http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-oks-bill-remove-insurance-barriers-substance-abuse-treatment

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