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What Will Be Covered by Medicaid for Drug Addiction Treatment?

Created On Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On Tuesday, 29, September 2020

There are various services covered by Medicaid.  Within most states, those who are covered by Medicaid will not have co-payments.  Yet, there are some states that will charge a co-payment, which is an out-of-pocket expense to the individual.  Medicaid will cover all or part of services that include, screenings, intervention, maintenance and craving medications, and family counseling.  Along with this Medicaid will cover inpatient care, long-term residential drug rehab, detox, and outpatient drug rehab.

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When choosing a drug and alcohol treatment program it is important to select a service that will meet your treatment needs.  You may be limited to what you want for treatment with Medicaid, but there are options available.  Drug rehabilitation should treat all aspects of substance abuse problems.  For many addicts, they may require aftercare treatment or support, which Medicaid may help cover.  It is important to explore what will be covered by Medicaid and other options within your state.


Nickolaus Hayes - Author

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