PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) Rehab and Heroin Detox Coverage

By Admin User, January 20, 2016.

PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) Rehab and Heroin Detox Coverage

Are you or a loved one struggling with heroin addiction? Heroin is highly addictive and the drug’s withdrawal symptoms can be very challenging to manage without supervised medical detox. Heroin detox through an inpatient treatment program is the first step to recovery. PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) 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 heroin detox. This coverage can help make treatment more affordable so you or a loved one can take the first important step to long-term sobriety.

What will heroin detox cost with PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions)?

Attempting to detox from heroin without supervised medical care is not only difficult, but can also be unsafe. Withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, agitation, anxiety, muscle aches, runny nose, sweating, abdominal cramping, and diarrhea. Heroin withdrawal symptoms usually start within 12 hours of the last heroin usage. Medical detox includes supportive care and medications. Clonidine, for example, is a commonly prescribed medication to reduce anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. Supervised medical detoxification makes it easier to manage withdrawal symptoms so patients can focus on recovery through counseling and support groups. PMCS (Preferred Medical Claims Solutions) insurance covers medical detoxification for substance abuse treatment, including heroin.

The cost of detoxification programs will vary depending on the type of insurance coverage that you hold through PMCS. For example, if your coverage includes a low monthly premium, you may be responsible for higher out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance. A higher monthly premium may mean that you pay lower out-of-pockets costs, including a lower deductible, lower copyament or lower coinsurance payment. A PMCS insurance benefits coordinator can answer questions about rehab costs and help you better understand your different treatment options for in-network heroin detox treatment programs.

It is natural to worry about the cost of heroin detox and wonder whether you or a loved one will be able to afford this care. Heroin is highly addictive and trying to quit without medical support can be difficult and dangerous. The good news is that PMCS health insurance can help lower the cost of detoxification and make much needed care more affordable.

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