When people think of addiction, they tend to think of it as something that only affects younger people. In reality, addiction knows no age. In fact, seniors are among the fastest-growing age group experiencing rates of substance use disorder, according to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Fifteen percent of the nation's population relies on Medicare for health security. As baby boomers turn 65, enrollment has reached 64 million in 2020 and will reach 80 million in 2030. These two overlapping realities mean that Medicare must cover some level of substance use disorder for its patients.
One Kind of Substance Use Services Does Medicare Cover?
While Medicare doesn’t specifically have a category of coverage for substance use treatment, these services are covered when deemed reasonable and necessary.
Some of the Addiction treatment services Medicare covers include, but are not limited to:
- Inpatient treatment would be covered if reasonable and necessary, including behavioral rehab, medically supervised detoxification and withdrawal management, and medication-assisted treatment.
- Outpatient treatment, including behavioral rehab and counseling. Just like inpatient treatment, coverage of outpatient treatment would depend on the provider of the services.
- Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) treatment, including Individual or group psychotherapy with physicians, psychologists, or other mental health professionals, as well as occupational and activity-based therapies.
The scope of Medicare coverage for substance use depends on a variety of factors, including what type of plan you have, the state you live in, and others.
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You or your loved one can start the process of looking for rehabs that accept Medicare by calling our representatives. We will navigate our extensive database of treatment centers and find the facility that works best for you or the person you care about who is struggling with addiction. Don’t let addiction rob you of your health dignity. Call now.
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Florida Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers
Florida has an infamous and unfortunate legacy when it comes to substance use and addiction. At one time, it was ground zero for “pill mills” (pain management clinics that wrote opioid prescriptions for profit) and is still battling substance use on a variety of fronts. Cocaine continues to be a problem in Miami while prescription painkiller abuse still dominates many areas of the state, from Fort Myers to Fort Lauderdale to Fort Walton Beach. Florida ranks second in the nation for the highest rates of overdose deaths, 7,500 overdose deaths in Florida in 2020 compared to just over 5,500 the year before. If you or your loved one are among the thousands in Florida that need help for addiction, there are many resources available to you.
Substance Abuse Treatment Resources in Florida
In response to the explosion of prescription and illicit drug abuse in the state, Florida has given birth to hundreds of treatment facilities, but not all treatment centers will offer the same services or levels of care. Some will offer inpatient treatment and onsite medical detoxification (detox); others will simply offer outpatient counseling and rehab and offsite coordination with detox. The state also offers many treatment facilities that offer Medicare and Medicaid for patients of advanced age or limited financial means. Florida has also become a preferred recovery destination because of the forgiving climate all year round.
Let Us Help You Find A Florida Rehab Center
It can be hard to understand what kind of rehab you need when you’re starting your search for treatment, which is why our representatives are standing by 24-7 to help you find the right kind of care for your care needs, lifestyle and budgetary resources. You don’t have to struggle with substance use on your own anymore. Contact us today so we can help you begin recovery.