Minnesota and Nebraska will soon get help from the federal government to fight opioid abuse. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on Friday (June 28) that the two Midwestern states have been approved for Medicaid demonstrations that will match state funding to improve treatment for opioid use disorder. These are a result of a 2017 commitment from CMS to help states combat the opioid crisis. The Section 1115 demonstrations will match funds committed by each state to improve treatment in facilities that meet the criteria of an institution for mental disease. The Minnesota demonstration will help the state’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics integrate healthcare providers to identify and treat more people struggling with substance abuse. Minnesota will likely use its demonstration funds to expand substance abuse services by providing Medicaid beneficiaries “more appropriate” facilities. Other states have shown success in using demonstration funding to curb opioid abuse.