Addiction is a disease that affects millions of Americans on a daily and yearly basis. Since it is officially recognized as a disease, and thanks to laws put in place at the federal level, private insurance companies are required to cover at least some of the cost of addiction rehab. For those in Texas, this includes Magellan Behavioral Health in Texas.
Depending on your Magellan Insurance plan, your time in addiction treatment will be covered from start to finish, including detox treatment. At Magnolia City Detox, we offer a Houston medical detox program for a variety of substance use disorders including:
Keep reading to learn more about Magellan insurance for rehab, what is and isn’t covered, and how you can use your Magellan insurance plan to begin your treatment with detox at Magnolia City Detox.
Founded in 1969 as a psychiatric hospital chain known as Charter Medical, Magellan Health is a healthcare provider based out of Scottsdale, Arizona and that specializes in behavioral healthcare, such as substance abuse treatment.
In 1997, Magellan acquired Merit Behavioral Health, another insurance provider specializing in behavioral and mental health as well as substance abuse treatment. Today, Magellan serves over 33 million customers nationwide.
In addition to detox, Magellan covers many of the other necessary steps for both mental health and substance abuse treatment including:
Magellan offers a variety of different programs for those suffering from menThe extent of your treatment coverage depends largely on the type of Magellan plan you have. If you have questions about your Magellan insurance plan as it pertains to addiction treatment, you can reach out to your insurance representative or you can contact us at Magnolia City Detox. We will take a look at your policy and let you know what is and isn’t covered before you start treatment.
Magellan recognizes substance use disorders and chronic conditions and, therefore, covers all aspects of addiction rehab from start to finish. Based on your Magellan insurance plan, your time in addiction rehab may be covered in full.
The first step in the addiction treatment process is detox. Detoxing is done in order to get rid of all the harmful substances that are in the body so that the healing process can begin.
Detoxing can often be unpleasant and dangerous, and it can even be life-threatening when not done under proper medical care and supervision. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe which can increase the risk of a relapse if attempting to self-detox.
This is just one of the many reasons why it is strongly recommended that detoxing be done under the care and supervision of trained medical professionals. Detoxing can be done at either a local medical facility, a treatment center that also offers detox services, or a dedicated detox center such as Magnolia City Detox.
Magellan understands the importance of detox in relation to the overall addiction treatment process. That’s why, as part of their insurance coverage, they offer ambulatory detoxification programs. While this program does encourage outpatient detox, based on your plan, you may also have coverage for inpatient detox as well.
Once you have successfully completed your detox program, the next step is to being an addiction treatment program. This usually means entering into either an inpatient or outpatient program.
Inpatient treatment is a popular choice amongst treatment professionals because it allows the person undergoing treatment the ability to focus 100% of their time and energy on their treatment without any outside distractions or temptations. Inpatient treatment also allows for additional medical care and monitoring including Medication-Assisted Treatment.
While Magellan does cover inpatient treatment and the services that come along with it, the extent of the coverage will depend largely on the type of insurance plan you have.
For those who are unable or unwilling to go to inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment might be the best option for them. Outpatient treatment may also be recommended for those who had previously been in inpatient treatment as a transitional program.
With outpatient treatment, you still attend the same therapy and counseling sessions that those in inpatient do. However, unlike inpatient treatment, you come to the facility for your treatment and then return home at the end of the day.
Since those in outpatient treatment aren’t living at the facility, it is important to have a safe and supportive home environment to return to each day to limit the temptations of relapse.
While Magnolia City Detox does not offer inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment services, we also want to make sure you are in good hands once you complete detox with us. Should you need assistance with finding a treatment facility to go to that will best fit your needs and that will take your Magellan insurance plan, we will work with you on finding one.
Many insurance companies will often require you to go to an in-network provider in order to use your insurance coverage. However, in some cases, you can go to an out-of-network provider and still have coverage.
If a facility or treatment center is in-network, it means that they work directly with your insurance company and will accept your insurance plan. When you go to an in-network facility, it often means that you can get the treatment you need at little to no out-of-pocket expense.
If the facility is out of network, it means that they don’t take your insurance and you will be responsible for paying for treatment 100% out of pocket. Some insurance providers will allow you to submit your receipts for partial reimbursement after the fact.
At Magnolia City Detox, we understand how important detox treatment is to the overall addiction rehab process. If you or a loved one is in need of detox treatment and aren’t sure what will be covered with their Magellan insurance plan, contact us today.
Dr. Olaniyi O. Osuntokun is a Neurology & Psychiatry Specialist based in Conroe, Texas, and Lafayette, Indiana. He has extensive experience in treating Individuals with substance use disorders and addiction. He earned his medical degree from University of Ibadan College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.