Does medicare cover alcohol rehab?
Asked: 2018-06-01 08:43:09
Sometimes my dad talks about needing alcohol rehab. He has been an alcoholic for many years but never actually willing to get help. He's been talking about it more lately and Im looking to see his options considering he is now on medicare for his health insurance.
Answered: 2018-06-14 05:55:42
Yes. Thankfully, since the Affordable Care act came in, alcoholism is now seen as a mental health illness and/or a disease, so you can get treatment. In fact, if you look up any drug rehab near me your insurance should cover some, if not all of your treatment. With over 100,000 people dying annually directly or indirectly from alcohol, this is a public health issue and helping people get better is more of a priority as its so prevalent in our society.
Answered: 2018-06-02 01:53:11
It depends what kind of coverage you have. You certainly have access to some sort of treatment, but it may not include hospitalization or in-patient rehabilitation. SAMHSA are working with a number of facilities and independent bodies to ensure that people get the right kind of care, so it is improving.
Answered: 2018-06-27 02:45:39
You may not have access to inpatient rehab, unfortunately. Inpatient care is highly recommended for alcohol rehab, simply because the withdrawal itself is so dangerous. Also, being in that closed environment is helpful because you simply have no access to alcohol, which believe me, helps when your body is screaming for a drink.
Answered: 2018-06-13 21:25:01
If you have Medicare, then you are eligible for some kind of cover that will help you through alcohol rehab. It may not cover long stays in residential facilities, but you will have access to screening, intervention and care during your recovery. There are a couple of things required your provider must state that it is medically necessary for you to have this treatment and they must set up your plan of care. You may also be required to receive these services at a Medicare-approved facility. The best thing to do to discover how much care you are entitled to is to contact a local rehabilitation center and speak with them about your options.
Answered: 2018-06-03 04:05:23
I'm confident that medicare does cover alcohol rehab. Of course you have to meet their requirements and the medicare process but alcohol rehab should be covered.
Answered: 2018-06-02 04:06:19
Yeah, I believe that alcohol rehab is covered by medicare- Anyway I hope it does, best of luck with your dad Valeria.
Charlize Atkinson (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-04-03 16:43:01