The Alabama Department of Health announced Tuesday that it will use $2,965,000 from Medicaid funds to pay for brain surgeries in the state, The Associated Press reported.
The Department of Administration announced that the funds would be used for the surgery of a patient with a severe brain injury and a new procedure to treat the brain tumor that was treated in May.
The new surgery was performed by a team of neurosurgeons from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The patient had a history of seizure and seizures.
He was admitted to the hospital on March 10, and he was later transferred to the University Medical Center in Birmingham, where a specialist brain tumor was removed.
The patient’s brain was reattached using a metal plate, which was attached to the patient’s skull, The AP reported.
The procedure was performed under anesthesia, the department said.
The Alabama Department for Human Services and Alabama Department Of Health are the agency responsible for overseeing the state’s Medicaid programs.
The news comes as Alabama and five other states across the country have sued the Trump administration over the 2018 Republican health care plan.