PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) Opiates Rehab and Opiod Detox Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) Opiates Rehab and Opiod Detox Coverage

Opioids are a highly addictive class of drugs that include heroin, opioid-based prescription painkillers (like Vicodin and OxyContin), and morphine. If you or a loved one is struggling with opioid addiction, painful withdrawal symptoms can make quitting extremely difficult without supervised medical detox. A opiates treatment program that includes supervised medical detoxification can help you or a loved one take the first steps to recovery. If you hold health insurance affiliated with PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions), this insurance can help make inpatient opiates rehab and medical detox more affordable.

What will opiates rehab and detoxification treatment cost with PMCS health insurance coverage?

PMCS is a large network that includes provider organizations, health plan carriers, third party administrators, federal employee health benefit plans, workers’ compensation administrators and health management networks. PMCS plans include coverage for opiates rehab and detox. Since PMCS administers many different types of health insurance plans, you will need to check your plan’s benefits coordinator to determine the estimated cost for treatment. For example, plans with low monthly premiums generally have higher out-of-pocket costs, coinsurance, copayments and deductibles. Plans with higher monthly premiums have lower out-of-pocket costs, which may mean a lower coinsurance, copayment and deductible. A PMCS benefits coordinator can provide you with estimated cost information for your specific plan.

Why is opioid detox treatment important?

Opioid detoxification is an important first step to long-term sobriety. Withdrawal symptoms from opiate drugs can be difficult and even dangerous to manage without proper care and supervision. Withdrawal symptoms from opiates include muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and an intense physiological and psychological craving for the drug. A medical detoxification program can manage these physical withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptom management is a critical first step that makes it easier for individuals to begin participating in a substance abuse program.

Do not delay opioid treatment because you are worried about the cost of care. Your health insurance through PMCS may help to make the cost of this treatment more affordable, including inpatient rehab and outpatient continuing care services. Opioids are highly addictive and it is not safe to attempt to quit by going “cold turkey”. The right treatment program can help you or your loved one safely manage withdrawal symptoms and take the first steps to long-term sobriety.

For more information on PMCS opioid detoxification costs, contact an addiction specialist or benefits coordinator.