Virginia

New Virginia Medicaid benefit aims to help addicts

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new benefit in Virginia’s Medicaid program aims to help people with substance abuse disorders get treatment. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that (http://bit.ly/2oI8UTs) the state is increasing provider rates for things like substance use intensive outpatient and medication assisted treatment for opioid addicts. Provider rates are also going up for partial … Continue reading

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Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2mXh7Tm) Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … Continue reading