By Courtney Hessler, The Herald-Dispatch
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday approved a Senate bill that would create a pilot project to review the effect substance use disorder treatment programs have on patients up to three years after they are discharged.
Senate Bill 419 creates a pilot program allowing the Department of Health and Human Resources to enter into contract with managed care organizations that allow payments based upon performance-based metrics.
The program would evaluate the impact post-discharge planning and wraparound services have on the outcomes of people living with substance use disorder in the three years following their residential treatment.
Ultimately, it would examine if performance-based funding would result in better, long-term solutions for people in recovery…