A Medicare Rehab in Alabama
Generally speaking, a Medicare rehab in Alabama is one that offers some form of coverage of the program using Medicare or other State insurance. Exactly what is covered by Medicare is dependent upon many things, including whether you are seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment for substance abuse.
We have included a breakdown of the basic information about Medicare in Alabama for Substance Abuse as well as a listing at the bottom of this page of the various treatment programs in Alabama that accept Medicare.
Does Medicare pay for Substance Abuse Treatment?
Generally speaking, Yes.
Medicare will help pay for substance abuse treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings if:
1) You receive services from an Alabama Medicare-participating provider or Medicare participating facility in Alabama;
2) Your physician or doctor in Alabama states that the services are medically necessary; and
3) Your doctor sets up your plan of substance abuse treatment in Alabama.
Inpatient care: Medicare Part A can help to pay for your care if you are hospitalized for substance abuse treatment. Your out-of-pocket costs are generally the same as for any other type of “non-substance abuse related” hospital stay.
Outpatient care: Medicare Part B can help to pay for outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Medicare will generally pay 50 percent of its approved amount for mental health services, and you or your supplemental insurance are responsible for the rest.
Covered services include, but are not limited to:
1) Psychotherapy for substance abuse
2) Patient education regarding diagnosis and treatment for substance abuse
3) Post-hospitalization follow-up
4) Prescription drugs administered during a hospital stay or injected at a doctorâ€™s office
NOTE: Methadone, because it is in pill form, is not generally covered by Medicare Part B. The new Medicare drug benefit (Part D) will not cover methadone for substance abuse treatment, although it may be covered for other conditions.
The following is a list of Treatment Programs that accept Medicare as a payment.
Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center
1100 7th Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 302-9000×9017
Calhoun Cleburne Mental Health Center (New Directions)
409 East 10th Street
Anniston, AL 36207
Phone: (256) 236-8003
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB Substance Abuse Programs)
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 917-3784×231
3232 Lay Springs Road
Gadsden, AL 35904
Phone: (256) 546-6324
Bridge Inc (Westwood)
3401 Newman Road
Mobile, AL 36695
Phone: (251) 633-0475
Indian Rivers Mental Health Center (Insight Center for Substance Abuse)
3532 23rd St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 391-0132
…if you feel you need something more than a Medicare Rehab in Alabama, we can Help you with the following other options:
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