Using Medicaid Insurance for Addiction Treatment
If you are searching for addiction treatment and have Medicaid, you may be eligible for low-cost drug and alcohol treatment at Desert Hope Treatment Center. Desert Hope now accepts Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid, State of Nevada Medicaid, SilverSummit Medicaid, and Anthem Nevada Medicaid for rehab treatment. Health Plan of Nevada, SilverSummit, and Anthem are Managed Care Organizations (MCO) that offer Medicaid health plans in parts of Nevada.
Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that provides healthcare coverage to individuals and families meeting certain criteria. Those who qualify for Medicaid include low-income parents, children, pregnant people, seniors, and people living with disabilities.1 Over 82 million Americans are covered by Medicaid nationwide.2
Does Medicaid Cover Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Medicaid will provide some coverage for drug and alcohol rehab; however, not all rehab facilities in Nevada accept Medicaid plans. You can contact a treatment provider directly to find out if they accept Medicaid insurance. If they do accept Medicaid, the cost of treatment may be covered partially or fully by your benefits.
Your specific coverage will vary based on your plan; however, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act prohibits insurance coverage from being more restrictive in coverage of mental health and substance use treatment than it is for medical or surgical coverage.3
The Act also specifically states that Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) must comply with parity requirements for substance use and mental health treatment.3
Which Types of Addiction Treatment are Covered by Medicaid in Nevada?
There are several options available for substance use treatment in Nevada. Desert Hope admissions navigators can discuss with you the different types of treatment that are covered by your Medicaid plan.
Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid provides coverage for multiple levels of addiction treatment at Desert Hope, including:
- Medical detox and inpatient rehab in Las Vegas.
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)—a very intensive form of outpatient care. Services tend to be very similar to those offered in residential programs but the patient has the flexibility of living at home. The PHP at Desert Hope involves treatment a minimum of 5 days per week for 6 hours per day.
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)—a step down from PHP, our IOP offers therapy and counseling a minimum of 3 days per week for a weekly total of between 6 and 30 hours.
- Standard outpatient treatment, where patients visit the facility several times a week for treatment.
Anthem Nevada Medicaid offers coverage for:
- Detox at Desert Hope Treatment Center.
- Partial hospitalization rehab at Desert Hope Outpatient Center.
- Intensive outpatient treatment at Desert Hope Outpatient Center.
State of Nevada Medicaid and SilverSummit Medicaid provide coverage for PHP and IOP care at the Desert Hope Outpatient Center. To be eligible for this coverage, Medicaid enrollees must reside in the community and not at Resolutions—a sober living facility.
How Do I Use Medicaid to Pay for Rehab?
If you are not sure how to use your HPN Medicaid, State of Nevada Medicaid, SilverSummit Medicaid, or Anthem Nevada Medicaid plan to pay for rehab in Nevada, our team at Desert Hope is here to help. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for a free, confidential phone consultation.
To find out more information about your specific Medicaid rehab coverage, call to speak with an admissions navigator at Desert Hope.
Using your insurance coverage for rehab can be confusing, but you do not have to go it alone. Our helpful admissions navigators will take you step-by-step through the process of verifying your Medicaid insurance for rehab. Simply have your insurance info handy when you call us at .
With assistance from our team, the process can be easy, and you can find out your plan’s coverage in just a few minutes. If you’d like to start the process online, you can instantly check your insurance coverage by filling out our .
We’ll help you get through the verification process quickly and smoothly so you can start treatment sooner rather than later.
How Much Does Drug and Alcohol Rehab Cost with Medicaid Coverage?
The cost of drug and alcohol rehab with Medicaid coverage will vary from person to person. Treatment costs depend on individual factors such as:
- The level of care you are seeking (inpatient, outpatient, etc.).
- The length of your treatment.
- The coverage provided by your specific Medicaid insurance plan.
- Whether you have any co-insurance.
Handling the cost of rehab can be stressful, which is why at Desert Hope, we offer several options to cover the costs of rehab that insurance does not cover. Additional payment options include financing or other flexible payment plans. We make it easy for you to take the first step into recovery.