CMS launches emergency psych demo project to relieve ERs

From Fierce Healthcare:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Tuesday that the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration will offer $75 million to 12 states (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington state, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.) for their participation in the project. Created under the health reform law, the demonstration project is aimed at improving quality and lowering costs by matching millions in federal funds over three years.