Substance use disorders (SUDs) affect millions, causing a variety of severe long-term health problems. However, many Americans don’t get the help that they need. There are various reasons for this, but one of the main factors is the cost of professional addiction treatment, especially when paid out-of-pocket. Previously, access to these treatments was limited to those with the income to pay for them. Thankfully, the 2010 Affordable Care Act mandated that Medicaid provide coverage for SUD treatments. It’s crucial to celebrate Medicaid Awareness Month so that more people know about these kinds of benefits.
At BrightView, we know it can be intimidating to ask for help when searching for a Medicaid addiction treatment center. Everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy, sober lifestyle regardless of income level, and a person’s financial situation shouldn’t deter them from getting treated. This is one of our core beliefs at BrightView, which is why we accept Medicaid for treatment at our facilities. If you or someone you know needs help, call us today at 888.501.9865 or reach out to us online to learn more about why BrightView is a leader in the addiction treatment industry.
What Is Medicaid?
Medicaid provides low-cost or free health insurance and is the largest payer for long-term care for Americans. It was started in 1965 and is jointly funded by states and the federal government. Individual states design their programs to provide federally mandated services. In addition to the basic services required by Medicaid, most states also cover additional services, such as prescription drugs, physical therapy, and dental care.
Medicaid also allows eligible people to enroll in health insurance as they need it. Private insurance, on the other hand, typically has specific enrollment periods. Hospitals and clinics can also provide off-site enrollment into Medicaid. Medicaid can also provide retroactive coverage and eligibility up to three months prior to the application date. During Medicaid Awareness Month, our BrightView team raises awareness of just how important Medicaid is for people’s health and well-being.
Because it caters to such a diverse population, it offers a broad range of services to address their needs.
Some of the specific provisions for drug addiction treatment covered by Medicaid are:
- Health screenings to determine the physical and mental health of the patient, as well as how addiction has affected their life
- Diagnosis of the specific SUD patients are facing
- Medication for Addiction Treatment
- Individual, family, or group therapy
- Addiction counseling, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and inpatient treatment in an approved treatment facility
Medicaid Addiction Treatments at BrightView
Substance use disorder is treatable when trained professionals, such as our BrightView team, are guiding the treatment program. Continuity of care after medically-managed withdrawal from alcohol or drugs is one of the many ways that Medicaid helps reduce substance use disorders.1
If you are receiving Medicaid benefits, you have access to SUD treatment options at BrightView, including:
- Medication for Addiction Treatment – Patients receive care to reduce withdrawal symptoms. This includes a physician selecting a withdrawal medication such as Suboxone or Vivitrol and determining the appropriate dose and taper schedule. A case manager will be assigned to you to ensure that your lifestyle sets you up for success during your recovery.
- Addiction counseling – This will help address unhealthy thought patterns that make you more likely to revert to substance use. Additionally, relapse prevention therapy can help you identify triggers and give you the tools you need to avoid triggers or respond to them in a healthier, more constructive way.
- Outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment – Outpatient treatment programs can offer a variety of therapies, including family and group therapy. Group therapy can provide you with support from others who can empathize with your situation. Family therapy can help mend broken relationships and turn your living environment into an asset rather than a liability.
Learn More About Medicaid Awareness Month from BrightView Today
Medicaid has helped millions of Americans access vital medical services, regardless of economic background or financial status. If you are covered by Medicaid, there’s no reason to put off getting help. BrightView offers addiction treatment services that can be tailored to your unique situation. We take your calls 24/7 so you can have immediate access to the necessary treatments covered by Medicaid. Get started on your road to recovery at BrightView when you contact us online or call us today at 888.501.9865.