Chris Christie tells NJ hospitals to spend state funds on substance abuse treatment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants a more concrete commitment from the state's hospitals regarding their treatment of substance abuse patients or will slash reimbursements for uncompensated care, according to At an opioid addiction forum last week, Christie noted that the $127 million out of the uncompensated care budget earmarked for addiction and mental health services should be used for that purpose, and not to provide other services or fatten the hospitals' bottom lines. "I want to see the results," Christie said. "And if I don't see the results … then I'm going to have to go in another direction for the resources that the state has." Article

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