If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction and are on an Anthem BlueCross BlueShield insurance plan, then your rehabilitation may be covered. Find out more in our featured article.
If you’re ready to take the right step and accept professional help to treat your or a loved one’s addiction, then finances should be the last thing on your mind. Health insurance helps take the burden off the stress and worry about treatment costs, so you can heal and recover from addiction. As an Anthem Blue Cross drug treatment center, we will gladly assist you in getting clean and sober.
There is a popular misconception that insurance will not cover drug and alcohol treatment. Fortunately, the opposite is true, and most insurance plans do offer benefits that will cover most, if not all, of the fees at a quality drug and alcohol treatment center. The quicker a person is admitted into a professional Anthem Blue Cross covered rehab center, the more likely they are to remain willing and inspired to change their lives for the better.
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 cover your treatment stay. 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.
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Will Anthem Blue Cross Cover My Drug and Alcohol Treatment?
The question of how to finance your treatment often interferes with where to even begin looking when you or a loved one has decided they are ready to end their struggle with addiction or alcoholism. Absolute Awakenings is helping those who struggle with substance use disorder, also known as addiction, to become admitted into one of our drug and alcohol treatment programs as soon as possible. Our drug and alcohol treatment center have representatives available who specialize in addiction recovery and can assess what type of rehab program you or your loved one needs and if Anthem Blue Cross will cover it in one phone call.
It is imperative that when someone asks for help, that they are taken seriously and given a chance to change for the better finally. A plan must quickly go into action to prevent relapse or a change of heart. Quality substance use disorder treatment centers can be expensive. But fortunately, today, most insurance plans offer policies that cover behavioral health diagnoses. Anthem Blue Cross is one that offers numerous types of plans that cover most, if not all, the cost of treatment at our center.
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Why do most Insurance plans now cover drug and alcohol treatment?
Addiction and alcoholism were determined to be diseases of the mind and emotions that stem from multiple influencers beginning in the 1950s by the American Medical Association. Alcoholism was classified first as a chronic disease similar to other chronic diseases. Then in 1987, the AMA also classified drug addiction as a disease. Once these conditions were designated as a medical issue versus a failure of morals or behavior, the laws that surround healthcare and treatment required that insurance companies provide coverage for Substance Use Disorder like they would other chronic diseases, such as diabetes cancer and more.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains the nature of addiction and how, over time, the drugs or alcohol begin to affect brain functions. People who use substances have altered the normal physiology of their brains. NIDA also addresses why people relapse, and again it is not a moral failure or lack of will power. It is because they have fundamentally damaged their brain.
Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug abusers are at risk for relapse even after long periods of abstinence and despite the potentially devastating consequences. (NIDA)
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What Types of Addictions are Treated with an Anthem Blue Cross Insurance Plan?
Absolute Awakenings provides drug and alcohol treatment programs that are tailored to give each person a unique drug and alcohol treatment program. An idealized treatment plan allows for the person to address their history with addiction or alcoholism as well as learning what they need to remain clean and sober long term. The programs that we offer at our drug and alcohol treatment center provide treatment for the following addictions and are covered by Anthem Blue Cross:
Prescription pain killers (Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.)
Benzodiazepines ( Xanax, Valium, etc. )
Club drugs ( Ecstasy, Molly, GHB, etc.)
Other addictive substances
What Programs Are Available That Are Covered by Anthem Blue Cross?
The types of drug and alcohol treatment programs that can be covered by Anthem Blue Cross that we offer include: