AmeriHealth for Drug And Alcohol Rehab

Are you searching for an AmeriHealth covered drug rehab program for yourself or a loved one? At Absolute Awakenings Treatment Center, we are here to help you in this journey.

It’s not easy to overcome addiction and the whole process is difficult for many people. With health insurance, you have one less thing to worry about because you can focus on getting better instead of all the financial aspects. At Absolute Awakenings, we can verify your health insurance benefits so that you can know exactly where your addiction treatment coverage stands. 

Many people incorrectly think that health insurance does not cover addiction treatment. In reality, the opposite is true and most health insurance plans have plenty of behavioral health benefits, which includes coverage for substance use disorders. The same can be said for AmeriHealth because we are an AmeriHealth covered drug treatment program and have helped countless men and women overcome their addictions. 

Why Does Insurance Cover
Drug and Alcohol Treatment?

Getting help for your addiction to drugs and or alcohol should not be stopped because of concerns that insurance will not help pay for the cost. There is currently a federal law in place that requires insurance plans to include behavioral health benefits that cover detox and treatment.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) is a federal law that requires that insurance plans include behavioral health benefits that are comparable to another medical diagnosis. These benefits are called behavioral health benefits.

Does My Health Insurance Affect Treatment Options?

The type of insurance that you or your loved one has can affect the types of services that are covered at a treatment center. The good news is that because there is now a greater need for substance use disorder, SUD, professional drug, and alcohol treatment, more often than not, insurance plans will include behavioral health benefits that cover the costs of treatment within an insurance policy. Substance Use Disorder also is known as addiction is the current diagnosis used to identify addiction by medical communities and insurance companies.   

Verify Your Insurance Benefits

What Drug Treatment Programs Does AmeriHealth Cover?

AmeriHealth insurance is one insurance company that offers benefits that cover services at Absolute Awakenings. We provide advanced treatment methods for the following SUD’s.  

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids (Heroin, prescription pain killers, Fentanyl)
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Club Drugs (ecstasy, molly, GHB, etc.)
  • Marijuana
  • Benzodiazepines ( Xanax, Valium, etc.)

Most persons who suffer from SUD to these substances require medically managed detox, followed by treatment and ongoing aftercare services. The clinical team at Absolute Awakenings is comprised of medical doctors, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and therapists who specialize in addiction and alcoholism treatment. Most AmeriHealth insurance plans cover the costs of our professional drug and alcohol recovery services.

Why Must Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment Costs?

Addiction and alcoholism are deemed as medical conditions and considered diseases of the mind and emotions stemming from multiple influencers; insurance plans must offer benefits that cover this diagnosis with as much validity as they would another disease. Since 2014 all insurance plans must comply with federal laws that require them to regard substance use disorders and the treatment for it as an urgent medical condition. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Affordable Care Act addiction and alcoholism are to be regarded as diseases and receive insurance coverage:

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

The Affordable Care Act will provide one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in a generation. Beginning in 2014 under the law, all new small group and individual market plans will be required to cover ten Essential Health Benefit categories, including mental health and substance use disorder services. They will be required to cover them at parity with medical and surgical benefits…which requires group health plans and insurers that offer mental health and substance use disorder benefits to provide coverage that is comparable to coverage for general medical and surgical care. (USDHHS)

Who Can Help Verify My AmeriHealth Behavioral Health Benefits?

If you or your family member needs help to get clean and sober, the best answer is to be admitted as soon as possible into a professional drug and alcohol treatment center. Treatment will usually start with medically managed detoxification, followed by an individualized treatment program. Our treatment specialists will locate where in your AmeriHealth insurance plan are your behavioral health benefits and get you or your loved one admitted into our center within 24 hours.

Absolute Awakenings provides the following types of drug and alcohol recovery services:

  • Partial Care
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Trauma-Informed Care Program
  • Recovery Capital

Each person’s medical history and SUD history dictate what programs will help them the most. Our treatment specialists will recommend which program is needed and how long you or your loved one needs to be in treatment. Most addiction experts agree that the longer someone remains in drug or alcohol treatment, the stronger their chances are of attaining lifelong recovery. Absolute Awakenings provides engaging personalized drug and alcohol treatment programs that rely on evidence-based forms of therapy that are proven to help a person overcome their addictions. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states why extended treatment programs are more effective:  

Research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes (from SUD treatment) are contingent on adequate treatment length. Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes… Because successful outcomes often depend on a person’s staying in treatment long enough to reap its full benefits, strategies for keeping people in treatment are critical. (NIDA)