OptumHealth Rehab and Heroin Detox Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

OptumHealth Rehab and Heroin Detox Coverage

Medically-supervised detox is the first step to safely addressing heroin addiction and beginning a new path to sobriety. Heroin is highly addictive and there is no such thing as a “painless detox”. However, the right medical care can help you safely manage severe heroin withdrawal cravings. The first hours and days of heroin detoxification are intense and challenging experience. Individuals going through detoxification will experience strong physiological cravings for heroin and painful withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include extreme pain in the muscles and bones, sweating, nausea and vomiting, severe muscle aches and pains, cramping, fever, and diarrhea. Proper medical supervision makes management of these symptoms easier and safer. If you are considering different detoxification options, it is natural to worry about the cost of care and whether you can afford treatment. If you hold health insurance through OptumHealth, then this insurance can help to lower treatment costs.

What type of heroin detoxification is covered under OptumHealth insurance?

OptumHealth insurance covers heroin detoxification procedures with a focus on slow, safe gradual detoxification and withdrawal symptom management. The detoxification process may include medication to manage withdrawal symptoms. Following detox treatment, indivdiuals in rehab will benefit from long-term psychosocial support via cognitive behavioral therapy, 12-step programs and other holistic therapies. OptumHealth insurance covers the cost of detoxification treatment. However, the cost for these programs will vary depending on the type of insurance you currently hold. For example, some plans with higher monthly premiums will result in lower deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. Plans with lower monthly premiums will have higher out of pocket costs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Can I afford heroin detox treatment with OptumHealth insurance?

If you have OptumHealth insurance, the good news is that selecting an in-network provider will help make the cost of heroin treatment, including detoxification and inpatient care, more affordable. Since the cost of detoxification programs will vary based on the type of insurance coverage you currently hold, speak with a benefits coordinator about what you should expect to pay. Selecting an in-network provider means that OptumHealth has verified that the provider meets specific care standards and has negotiated a lower cost for care.

Heroin detox is a difficult process that should not be attempted without qualified medical supervision. The right treatment program will help you or a loved one safely manage physiological withdrawal symptoms and take an important first step towards long-term sobriety and recovery.