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As a Blue Cross Blue Shield subsidiary, CareFirst is one of the Blue Cross entities that Beach House works with in order to help you access high-quality drug and alcohol treatment that you can afford. CareFirst offers a number of plans that cover individualized substance abuse care, including inpatient or outpatient detox and other treatment services for people with addiction.
DOES CAREFIRST COVER DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX?
As part of its self-described commitment to addiction recovery—and especially, to members of CareFirst who are struggling with opiate addiction—CareFirst offers the “CareFirst Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Program.” The program provides members with access to addiction treatment programs with the most up-to-date clinically appropriate standards and educational resources concerning the prevention and treatment of addiction.
Depending on your CareFirst health insurance plan, you may receive coverage for drug and alcohol detox services.
For members who receive addiction-only services at a preferred addiction treatment center, some CareFirst plans will also waive cost sharing— meaning what you would typically pay out of pocket in the form of deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments, or similar charges.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS THAT CAREFIRST OFFERS FOR ADDICTION TREATMENT?
CareFirst provides its members with access to a preferred network of behavioral health providers and addiction recovery programs. Depending on your CareFirst plan, you may receive substantial coverage for inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, including medication-assisted treatment for cravings.
CareFirst is also reportedly investing $1.5 million to increase substance use disorder services. The provider is planning to award a total of $1.5 million for programs and initiatives designed to directly address opioid use, addiction, and related issues.
WILL CAREFIRST PAY FOR MY ENTIRE STAY FOR DETOX AND RECOVERY?
Costs for eligible services may be waived depending on the benefits of your individual policy. The best way to get verification of full coverage is to call one of our insurance assistance specialists at (800) 796-1196.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY CAREFIRST INSURANCE POLICY INCLUDES COVERAGE FOR DRUG REHAB AND DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX?
The quickest, most trusted way to find out if your CareFirst insurance policy includes coverage for drug rehab and drug and alcohol detox services is to contact our insurance assistance specialist at (800) 796-1196. To save you the hassle, and to ensure that you receive maximum coverage for any rehab services you may require, they will work directly with CareFirst on your behalf to verify your exact coverage, based on your individual policy. The process usually takes around 45 minutes.
At Beach House, we understand how stressful it can be to navigate the complexities of questions related to insurance coverage— especially when you’re in the midst of a drug or alcohol crisis. We want to give you peace of mind by taking that burden off your shoulders. Call us at (800) 796-1196 to jumpstart the process and get your life back on track. Within less than an hour, you’ll have the answers you’re looking for.