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Jun 08, 2020

Is Tele-Treatment for My Addiction Covered by Insurance?

Submitted by The Discovery Institute

Tele-treatment is a way for an individual with a substance use disorder to receive help through online communication. Tele-treatment is the most convenient way to receive treatment. All a person needs is a phone, computer or laptop with internet service.

With coronavirus bringing the world to a stop and the need for addiction treatment increasing, laws and treatment options had to adjust. State and federal governments have changed the laws, and insurance companies changed coverage policies.

Many factors have hindered the use of tele-treatment in addiction treatment. State and federal laws, HIPPA, and insurance companies have had difficulty finding protocols to cover all tele-treatment methods.

When the pandemic caused states to close down, addiction treatment specialists called for the government and the insurance companies to make changes.

Addiction treatment centers have taken advantage of all online resources available to continue providing excellent patient-centered care.

Visit the Discovery Institute’s website to learn more about the benefits of tele-treatment and how insurance protocols have changed in order to help those in need of the services during these times.