Big changes for Medicaid to bring holistic care to all

NCW — The next time you go to your primary care doctor to check out that mole that doesn’t look quite right, be prepared to talk about whether you’re feeling depressed, or whether you drink too much.

On Jan. 1, people on Medicaid who live in Chelan, Douglas and Grant counties will see a transition to a “whole-person care” approach that will integrate physical, mental and substance-use treatments.

And, since it’s seen as a good idea for Medicaid patients, primary…

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