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Special Circular - July 12, 2021

Dear IBADCC Members,

We are glad to share the news of Medicaid officially amending its administrative rules in IDAPA 16.03.09, Medicaid Basic Plan Benefits, allowing grants of variances to providers.

IBADCC is proud to be involved in this change of policy and has provided professional advice and advocacy for such changes.

Accepting background check waivers increases access to Peer Support and Recovery Coaching services for Medicaid members. This allows more mentors to share their training, experience and knowledge, while inspiring empowerment, fostering self-determination.

We would like to thank Optum of Idaho and Medicaid for all their work.

This is a great example of partnerships working together and improving the quality of SUD services.

Kind Regards,

Read Below for IDHW & Optum Announcements

How to Contact IBADCC

If you have questions on the recommendations or resources included in this email, or if you have specific questions not addressed here, please feel free to contact us! The best way to contact the administrative office of the IBADCC is to send an email to Our inbox is checked daily. If you are looking to speak directly with someone at the IBADCC office, the phone number is 952-855-8827 (9am - 5pm Mountain Time). Please note, all voicemails are answered within 24-48 business hours. We appreciate your patience as we work to answer all incoming calls from our members.

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