OptumHealth Rehab and Alcohol Detox Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

OptumHealth Rehab and Alcohol Detox Coverage

Excessive drinking excites the nervous system and, over time, cause the body to become dependent on alcohol. The sudden absence of alcohol or a significant reduction in alcohol intake can lead to alcohol withdrawal symptom (AWS). Symptoms of this condition include anxiety, heart rate changes, increased blood pressure, confusion, nightmares, and delirium. If you or a loved one is dependent on alcohol, it is not possible to simply “cut back” on alcohol consumption. Even if you tell yourself each day that you will drink less or stop drinking, doing so may not be possible without alcohol rehab. Medically supervised alcohol detoxification and inpatient rehab can help you or a loved one take the first steps to recovery.

What Will Alcohol Detox Cost with OptumHealth?

OptumHealth covers alcohol rehab and detoxification treatment. OptumHealth members are able to receive both inpatient and outpatient treatment support, including inpatient medical detox care, with a strong focus on supportive recovery programs. The cost of an inpatient alcohol detox program will vary depending on the type of OptumHealth coverage you currently hold. Plans that have lower premiums may require a higher copayment, coinsurance or deductible threshold to be reached. Conversely, plans with higher monthly premiums may have a lower copayment, coinsurance or deductible cost. Additionally, for maximum benefits, it is important to select an in-network provider. OptumHealth has pre-screened in-network providers and in some cases negotiated lower rates. An OptumHealth insurance representative can help answer your questions about benefits and the best options for keeping alcohol detoxification affordable.

Can I Afford Alcohol Detox with OptumHealth insurance?

Do not delay entering an alcohol abuse/detoxification program because you are worried about the cost. If you have health insurance with OptumHealth, the good news is that this insurance can help make your care more affordable. Since the cost of alcohol detoxification can vary based on the type of insurance you currently hold, speak with a benefits coordinator to learn more about what you should expect to pay. Selecting an in-network provider will help control costs and ensure you or a loved one receive the necessary level of care.

Alcohol detoxification is a difficult process and medical support is required to manage alcohol withdrawal symptom. The right treatment program can help you or a loved one safely take the first steps to alcohol detoxification, recovery and sobriety. Talk with an addiction specialist to learn more about treatment options for OptumHealth members today.