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US government lets digital health company pay drug users to stay clean

Becker's Hospital Review
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US government lets digital health company pay drug users to stay clean

Contingency management pays

In this Becker's Hospital Review article you'll learn about:
  • A new legal opinion allows a company to pay people with drug addictions for staying clean.

  • "Contingency management" provides repeated small payments for meeting recovery goals. Research has found the technique can significantly help people stay sober.

  • DynamiCare won't face criminal or civil penalties for its payment plan, an HHS official said. Others who want to offer similar inducements must receive their own OIG advisory.

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