A decision by Ohio Governor John Kasich to change the way doctors can bill Medicaid for a painkiller addition treatment may make it easier to obtain in the long run. The administration says the change could ultimately affect far more patients than a $1 million pilot program for ex-offenders vetoed by the governor last month.
Under the new change taking effect in October, pharmacies can bill Medicaid directly for Vivitrol and have the drug delivered to a doctor's office without an upfront payment.
Assist America CEO Brian Mulligan joins us to talk about the unique emergency medical services that his company helps procure for medical students and leisure-seekers alike when they are traveling far from home. Planning a vacation or medical mission abroad? Check out this interesting conversation to hear about how you can do so with a little more confidence and a few fewer worries!