Optum for Rehab
At Crest View Recovery Center, we understand that substance abuse treatment is difficult enough without the financial barriers that might be present. We want to help you get the care you truly deserve in order that all of your recovery needs are met. That’s why it’s so important that you have the right insurance to cover your treatment.
Recovery through Optum can be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. In fact, health insurance reforms make Optum available to those who need it. We believe everybody should have quality health care, and Optum might have the right plan to help you receive it.
Optum is a part of UnitedHealthcare, and also teams up with other medical groups to get people the treatment they deserve for their recovery. It’s imperative that you are cognizant of what you’re offered through your insurance so that you can receive the best care for the best price.
Optum and Substance Abuse
Treatments covered by Optum include the following:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Prescription medications
- Family counseling
It is imperative to note that there is no one-size-fits-all method to addiction treatment. Each individual at Crest View is met with unique treatment plans that cater to their recovery needs. That being said, it is also important that a wide variety of treatment is covered through insurance. Copays may vary based on the kind of plan you have with Optum, and specific plans will determine out-of-pocket costs for recovery treatment.
Optum Inpatient Treatment
Inpatient treatment is used for more serious cases of substance abuse. Patients who are covered receive 24-hour care in a controlled environment. The treatment can last anywhere from 28 days to 6 months. During treatment, individuals can give their undivided attention to recovering completely.
This treatment gives patients access to psychiatrists and counselors whose goal is to help them recover completely. The first step in inpatient treatment includes medically assisted detox.
Drug cravings don’t vanish into thin air. In fact, these cravings are incredibly difficult to conquer due to symptoms of withdrawal. Thankfully, patients have 24/7 access to our team and can receive the care they deserve without hesitation.
Addiction recovery can be disorienting and scary. Not only because of what substance abuse has already done to those suffering, but also because of monetary concerns. Crest View is committed to providing our patients with the best care available to meet their recovery needs. Treatment covered through Optum allows patients to have their rehab needs met.
Optum Outpatient Treatment
Optum insurance provides outpatient treatment in their insurance plans. Outpatient treatment is another significant recovery method. Lasting anywhere from one month to over three years, patients are able to recover and live their lives in the convenience of their homes. This leaves plenty of time for work to provide for yourself or your loved ones. It also allows individuals who are still pursuing an education to have the time to do so.
Outpatient treatment plans are designed to treat more mild cases of addiction. Those recovering through an outpatient treatment method have access to psychiatrists and therapists anywhere from 10-12 hours per week. The amount of coverage provided by Optum may vary depending on the type of plan or the location in which an individual lives.
Optum and Dual Diagnosis
The way addiction affects the brain is tricky. Those who may have been depressed before or after using could be eligible for dual diagnosis. Each of these illnesses needs their own treatment plan and knowing what your Optum plan covers could help work towards mental stability in both areas.
Those struggling with substance abuse may require recovery in mental illness and addiction. After all, individuals who suffer from addiction may also be dealing with the effects of mental health disorders. Some of these disorders might include:
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Other types of trauma
- Stress disorders
- Personality Disorder
In some cases, people who suffer from mental health disorders develop addictions at some point in life. This could happen for various reasons. For one, a person who lives with the symptoms of mental illness may use medication to manage those symptoms. As a result, the individual may become dependent on their medication. In other situations, people may turn to alcohol or illicit drug use in order to cope with the effects of mental illness.
On the other hand, some people develop mental health disorders after they’ve become dependent on alcohol or drugs. For example, individuals may develop a problem with anxiety as a result of alcoholism.
In any case, when it comes to dual diagnosis cases, patients may require an extensive amount of therapy. Through addiction therapy, individuals can develop the skills they need in order to become free from addiction. They can also gain relapse prevention skills so that they can remain free after treatment. Depending on your plan or location, the amount of coverage for dual diagnosis and other specifics may vary from case to case.
Medically Assisted Treatment Through Optum
If not treated properly, detox from drugs and alcohol could cause a patient to experience the following symptoms:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss or increase in appetite
Drug cravings are most often difficult to control, and cutting off someone who struggles with substance abuse can lead to serious withdrawal. Our goal at Crest View is to bring our patients to a place of sobriety and peace. Thankfully, our medically assisted drug and alcohol detox can help.
Medically assisted treatment (MAT) uses medication to help patients recover from addiction comfortably. MAT gives patients who require detox the treatment they deserve when recovering from drug use. This particular program, as mentioned above, is covered by Optum.
Depending on the case, it may be necessary to choose a rehab facility that uses MAT methods. It is mandatory that Optum cover prescriptions that relate to substance abuse at the same rate as other medications they cover.
Optum and Family Therapy
At Crest View, it’s important to us that you or your loved one are supplied with the tools that are necessary on the journey of recovery; family therapy is one of those tools. We believe that in some cases this may be necessary because those that are addicted aren’t the only ones suffering.
All too often the symptoms are given more significance than the cause. After all, it’s human nature to react quickly when we know something has gone wrong. Sometimes the cause of an addiction may be stressors from the home or a lack of purpose somebody is feeling. These broken pieces can be mended in family therapy.
Because of this, it is imperative to know what your insurance covers. As mentioned before, you can rest assured knowing that this treatment is covered by Optum.
Substance abuse treatment can be hard. Optum wants to make that aspect of recovery easier for you or your loved one. If you’re a parent, insurers aren’t allowed to deny coverage to any child under age 19 based on a pre-existing condition, so you can rest assured knowing they’ll be taken care of. Insurers also can’t charge more for a pre-existing condition, including disabilities.
At Crest View, helping individuals and families recovery is our top priority. We guarantee that our staff will encourage each patient in pursuit of stable living. Treating each individual is a complex process due to their unique needs. That’s why it’s imperative to have the best insurance plan for you so that you can move along swiftly to a place of peace and sobriety.
Crest View Can Help
If you’re walking through addiction, you’ll know that you’re never alone at Crest View Recovery Center. Here, you can count on us to make sure you’re receiving the best care available. We’re always offering unique treatment to match each individual’s needs. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse and believes they’re eligible for Optum insurance, reach out to (866) 327-2505 or contact us here.