Blue Cross and Blue Shield Drug Rehab
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is one of the largest medical insurance providers in the country and has hundreds of different policies which they offer. Many of these policies will cover substance abuse treatment at a Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab program. While it may seem daunting, locating the right kind of treatment program which will accept your specific form of insurance doesn’t have to be difficult.
Deciding to confront your drug or alcohol abuse problem is one off the most difficult yet important steps an individual can take, however once that has been done the work of finding the right form and location of Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab begins. While there are dozens of programs across the country which can provide assistance, many of them offer specialized forms of treatment which are most effective for people in certain situations. Because of this, it is important that when you are looking for a treatment program that you find the correct one for you or your loved one’s needs.
Because Sober Times has a dedicated team of professionals which can help assess your specific situation and verify your insurance benefits 24-hours a day, we are always available to make this difficult process much easier and get you or your loved one into treatment as quickly and easily as possible.
Will my insurance cover a Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab?
While Blue Cross and Blue Shield offer hundreds of different health insurance policies, many of them do offer some sort of coverage for substance abuse treatment. The best way to find out if your specific policy will cover treatment at a Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab is to contact us and allow our team to verify your insurance benefits to determine what program will be able to work best with your insurance.
Many policies will cover some or even all of the cost of addiction treatment as long as it is deemed medically necessary. Medical necessity is usually determined when a representative from Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the treatment facility you or your loved one is in discuss specific treatment needs for the individual.
Depending on the specifics of your policy, your treatment may be covered completely, or Blue Cross and Blue Shield may cover a portion of your treatment. Sometimes there is a deductible and a co-insurance amount which is the amount that the patient will be responsible for paying for their treatment. While this can vary from policy to policy, it is important to remember that there are options for you or your family regardless of their financial situation. If you have any questions about this please feel free to reach out to us at any time and we can take a look into your specific Blue Cross and Blue Shield policy in order to find the drug rehab program that best fits your needs.
Different forms of Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab programs
Every person’s treatment needs are different, and it is usually best to consult a treatment professional who can assess your situation and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you. While it is typically best to attend the highest level of care available, sometimes real-life circumstances will require someone to attend a lower level of care. Whatever the situation, it is best not to make final decisions about the type of treatment you will be attending without at least discussing it with an addiction treatment advisor in order to make sure that you are choosing the best option available to you. Luckily, there are multiple levels of care which most insurance policies will cover. The most common forms of treatment which is covered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield are:
· Detox – Detox is often the first step in an individual’s substance abuse treatment program as they may require medical observation and assistance to deal with certain withdrawal symptoms that can be associated with stopping the use of alcohol and drugs like opiates or benzodiazepines. Detox programs can last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. As long as it is deemed medically necessary, most insurance policies will cover some or all of the cost of detox.
· Residential – Residential treatment is typically the next step after detox. There are many Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab programs which offer residential treatment, and this can typically last anywhere from one to three months. During this time the patient typically lives in a facility with 24-hour supervision and goes to group and individual counseling on a daily basis.
· Outpatient – Outpatient treatment is often the step after residential treatment, but sometimes can be appropriate for patients immediately following detox. Most Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab programs also offer outpatient services which can range in their length from a few weeks to a few months. These outpatient programs like partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient can help a patient to continue to establish their recovery while living outside of a facility and being able to tend to some responsibilities like work and family.
Help finding a Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab
Determining which Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab to attend and which form of treatment is necessary for you or your loved one’s situation is typically best decided by a substance abuse treatment professional who can take your history and needs into account when deciding on a program. Here at Sober Times we have a team of professionals available 24/7 to help assess your situation and find the best Blue Cross and Blue Shield drug rehab for you. They can assess the most appropriate level of care and verify your Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance benefits in order to find a program that works best for you.
Once they have verified your benefits they can help you through the admissions process at the substance abuse facility you choose in order to streamline the process as much as possible and get you or your loved one into treatment immediately.