Anthem Coverage for Addiction Treatment
Addiction is one of the most pressing public health issues the US has ever faced. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines drug addiction as “a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.”
The key word in NIDA’s definition is “chronic.” Addiction needs to be treated the same way that other chronic conditions are treated – with access to specialized health providers for ongoing management and access to medications and other appropriate treatments.
Anthem serves more than 73 million people nationwide through its affiliated health plans. As one of the largest health companies in the America, Anthem recognizes the major role it can play in ensuring as many people as possible have access to comprehensive health coverage – including coverage for substance abuse treatment services.
As a health insurance provider, Anthem’s practice is to treat the behavioral health needs of its members as an important measure of overall health. Anthem and its affiliated health plans provide comprehensive cost coverage for substance abuse treatment in rehabilitation facilities. This includes wide-ranging, personalized therapies for alcohol and drug addiction, medical detoxification and clinical case management.
Behavioral health coverage is crucial for ensuring the full spectrum of healthcare needs are met for every Anthem beneficiary. The main features of Anthem’s behavioral health coverage include:
- Access to a network of specialty behavioral health providers, including doctors and therapists
- Access to both acute care and free-standing specialty hospitals
- Care managers who are licensed and experienced in health management
- Facility-based substance abuse and mental health treatment, including services offered at Boca Detox Center
- Cost coverage for different substance abuse treatment settings including partial, intensive outpatient and residential treatment
Anthem also recognizes that dual-diagnosis often plays a role in the presence of addiction. As such, the plans offer comprehensive treatment coverage for mental disorders. Common mental health conditions that accompany addiction include:
- Personality disorders, such as bipolar disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Eating disorders
Learn More about Anthem’s Addiction Treatment Coverage at Boca Detox Center
Boca Detox Center’s experienced addiction treatment specialists are committed to helping people overcome their substance abuse issues in a comfortable, confidential detox environment. We offer around-the-clock care to guide you through your first steps of recovery, and we value the role of a nice environment and amenities in recovery success.
When you or your loved one decide that you’re ready to begin your recovery journey, you need to take the time to review your insurance coverage before fully committing. You’ll want to minimize the amount of unexpected costs that could cause unnecessary stress while you’re working hard on your sobriety. As discussed, Anthem’s affiliated health plans do cover rehabilitation, but you should make sure you’re aware of all the specifics of that coverage. You should make sure to get further information about:
- Amount of your deductible
- The exact type of treatments you are eligible for
- The length of your intended stay at our facility