first_img Tumblr HealthNewsWatchState NewsTop Stories WV to Offer Medicaid Coverage for Addicted Babies By Tyler BarkerFeb 13, 2018, 23:39 pm 497 0 Linkedin Google+ Next PostWVU Tech Sweeps Carlow Doubleheader Home NewsWatch Health WV to Offer Medicaid Coverage for Addicted Babies CHARLESTON– West Virginia, which has the nation’s highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs, will now offer Medicaid coverage to treat those babies.The Department of Health and Human Resources says in a news release that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved treatment services for newborns enduring the torment of drug withdrawal. The statement says West Virginia becomes the first state to receive such approval.Cindy Beane, commissioner of the DHHR’s Bureau for Medical Services, says the approval will allow the treatment of the opioid crisis’ “most vulnerable, innocent victims.”In October, first lady Melania Trump visited a drug recovery center for infants in Huntington. During the visit to Lily’s Place, Executive Director Rebecca Crowder lamented the challenge of getting funding and insurance coverage to treat them. Facebookcenter_img Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] Mail Previous PostHigh School Basketball Scoreboard – February 13 Pinterest Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Twitterlast_img read more