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Rehab Specialists Struggle to Navigate Health Reform, New State Certification Process

It’s a brave new world for Ellen Ahn of K.C. Services, which provides addiction treatment in Fullerton.

Ahn’s agency is among the first rehab programs in Orange County to begin serving patients who enrolled in California’s low-income health program under the Affordable Care Act.

Ahn and other providers are trying to figure out how to offer addiction treatment under new state certification rules and the federal health law, which is designed to provide greater coverage for addiction services.