WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,204,124 from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Medical Services (BMS). This funding will increase the capacity of Medicaid providers to support substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery services.
“Every West Virginian knows someone affected by substance abuse. While the opioid crisis has hit our state hard, we are also becoming pioneers in treatment and recovery services. This funding will support those services and make more resources available for the professionals treating individuals struggling with substance use disorders. This investment will help people get their lives back together, a priceless gift for thousands of families,” Senator Capito said.
“Every person and community in West Virginia has been devastated by the opioid epidemic that has ravaged our state. While we have several facilities and programs aimed at combatting substance use disorder across the state, we still have a need for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services through our Medicaid providers. I am glad that CMS is investing in West Virginia with funding to strengthen treatment and recovery programs in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “As your Senator, fighting against the opioid epidemic and helping fellow West Virginians have always been and will continue to be my top priorities.”