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Medicaid Substance Abuse Treatment Spending: Findings Report

Publication Date
Sep 27, 2012

Medical expenditures to treat a SA disorder were $3.4 billion in calendar year (CY) 2008, received by 1.1 million persons averaging $3,000 per service user per year. This spending amounted to slightly less than 1.0% of the total $334 billion spent on Medicaid, and provided care to about 1.9% of the 61
million persons covered by Medicaid. [131 PDF pages]