Compassion Behavioral Health (CBH) is teaming up with Ambetter Health as an in-network provider for Substance Abuse and Addiction treatment services. Ambetter offers flexible insurance options for people that purchase coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. With the rising number of addictions and people from our own community in need, we knew that we had to offer more support. After all, we believe that anyone who wants to be freed from addiction should have the opportunity to do so.
CBH is proud to offer accessible, affordable and quality treatment services to local Floridians. We understand that not everyone can afford rehab or is not covered by their employer, therefor, by teaming up with Ambetter Health, it allows us the opportunity to help as many local Floridians as we can. In this post, you will find all the information you need to know about this new affiliation and what this means for individuals and families in need.
What is Ambetter Rehab Insurance?
Ambetter is a subsidiary of the Centene Corporation and is available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Its goal is to provide affordable, quality care that is accessible to most Americans. Ambetter partners with other insurance companies to offer coverage for:
- Emergency services
- Mental health services
- Substance abuse treatment
- Outpatient or ambulatory needs
- Various therapy services
- Prescription drugs
- Laboratory services
- Preventive and wellness services
Ambetter is also active in the communities it serves, making certain that people know what medical benefits are offered to them. The insurance company provides a wide range of educational tools, programs and even a 24-hour nurse line so that members have access to reliable, accurate information regarding their health.
Why We Joined Forces
Drug addiction is an epidemic in our country. The state of Florida is no exception, and often carries higher rates of substance abuse than other parts of the country. In 2016, there were over 2,700 opioid-related deaths in Florida - a rate of 14.4 deaths per 100,000 persons. The national average was 13.3 deaths per 100,000 persons. Florida has seen a significant increase in the number of deaths over the past decade, many of which are due to synthetic drugs.
As a treatment center in the state of Florida, we try to get as many people the help they need. Partnering with Ambetter allows us to fulfill this vision and reach more individuals. Those who purchase their insurance from the Health Insurance Marketplace have the option to purchase Ambetter for additional coverage for mental and substance use disorders.
Ambetter also decided to work with us because of the quality, comprehensiveness and personalization of our program. We are a petite treatment program focusing on individualized care - not a large facility with hundreds of clients. Our clinical team focuses on having small case-loads, small group sizes and a higher quality of care because we are able to spend so much time with each individual. Our success rates are higher than average because of this.
Two Tracks of Care, Three Levels of Treatment
One of the key advantages to our program is that we have two tracks of care: our Substance Abuse (SA) Track and our Mental Health (MH) Track. Substance abuse and mental health go hand in hand, but usually one component needs more attention than the other.
If you believe that you have a mental health disorder and use drugs and alcohol to cope, we will probably recommend our Mental Health Program. If you feel that your substance abuse has led to depression or anxiety, we will probably suggest our Substance Abuse Program. We feel that these tracks of care give the right amount of attention to the issues that contribute to your addiction.
Furthermore, we have three levels of treatment that we offer to our clients:
- Partial hospitalization (PHP). This care can be provided day and night, with or without community housing. We recommend PHP for those who have a severe addiction and have not yet received treatment.
- Intensive outpatient (IOP). Most days of the week, clients come to our facility to participate in individual and group counseling. These weekly meetings provide structure and support to newly recovering addicts.
- General outpatient (OP). Our lowest level of care, general outpatient is ideal for those who need more support as they transition to everyday living. Weekly individual and group counseling sessions are mandatory.
A Team Effort Leads to Better Care for More Floridians
By teaming up with Ambetter, CBH is able to provide quality treatment to more individuals. Not only do we accept coverage from Ambetter, but also we also accept most other insurance coverage as well as offer reasonable cash pay options. CBH is now an in-network provider of Ambetter’s, which means we have negotiated a discounted price. This agreement is good for everyone involved. Both the insurance company and members pay less, and we are able to offer our services to more people.
Do keep in mind that each insurance plan is unique. Your policy may cover some or all of treatment. To find out exactly what will be covered under your specific plan, call Ambetter Health directly or contact one of our helpful admissions specialists at CBH. We are happy to review your policy, verify insurance and let you know what benefits you receive.
What Does Ambetter Usually Cover?
In general, Ambetter works a lot like other insurance providers. Detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment is covered to some degree. You will likely have a deductible you have to reach before your insurance benefits kick in. If you have a high deductible and lower monthly payments, your plan will probably cover less. If you have a low deductible and higher monthly payments, your plan will probably cover more.
Inpatient is more expensive than outpatient treatment, and you will be responsible for whatever insurance does not pick up. So, if Ambetter covers 80 percent once you reach your deductible, you will still be responsible for the other 20 percent. With outpatient treatment, you may only have to pay a copay for each visit. You may also be able to get some help with medications.
Call and Verify Your Ambetter Plan Today!
Do you have Ambetter Health Insurance? Call Compassion Behavioral Health at 1-844-660-0084 to verify insurance and learn about your options. Quality, affordable addiction treatment services are within reach for you or your family member.