Beech Street Opiates Rehab and Opiod Detox Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

Beech Street Opiates Rehab and Opioid Detox Coverage

Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin, opioid-based prescription painkillers (e.g., OxyContin, Vicodin), and morphine. These drugs impact the brain’s reward system and are highly addictive. Regular use, even when in accordance with a doctor’s prescription, may result in dependence. Misuse and abuse can lead to fatal overdose. If you or a loved on is struggling with opiate addiction, an inpatient opioid detox treatment program that includes medically supervised detox is an important first step for addressing addiction. The nationwide Beech Street PPO network can help make this treatment more affordable.

Does Beech Street cover opioid detox?

Opioid detox is the first step in addressing opioid addiction, including the abuse of heroin, morphine and prescription painkillers. Opiates affect the brainstem, which controls functions like breathing and heartbeat. Opiates also act on specific areas of the brain known as the limbic system that controls emotions, pleasure and feelings of relaxation. As a result, withdrawal from opioids is a difficult and painful process. Withdrawal symptoms include muscle aches and pains, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hot and cold sweats, anxiety and agitation. Individuals going through opioid withdrawal experience a strong physiological and psychological craving for the drug.

Beech Street is part of a nationwide PPO network that includes more than 400,000 practitioners, 3800 hospitals, and 52,000 ancillary providers. Beech Street, which was recently acquired by MultiPlan, has negotiated cost-saving reimbursement arrangements with in-network providers that provide a high level of care at a reduced cost. This includes in-network inpatient opiates rehab and detox treatment.

What will Beech Street opiates rehab and detoxification cost?

Opioid detox and rehab treatment costs depend on the type of policy plan that you or a loved one currently holds. Costs can vary depending on your plan’s copayment, coinsurance or deductible. For example, plans with higher premiums may have lower out-of-pocket costs like copayments; plans with lower premiums may have higher out-of-pocket costs. Choosing an in-network provider for Beech Street will help lower opioid detox treatment costs. For specific information on what you should expect to pay with your plan’s coverage, talk to a benefits specialist.

Opiate withdrawal can be very uncomfortable and may require medical supervision, hospitalization, and medication management for withdrawal symptoms. The right medically supervised detoxification program can help you or your loved one take the first step to recovery and sobriety. Contact an addiction specialist to learn more.