AmeriHealth — originally known as Delaware Valley HMO — was established in 1995 to provide health coverage to Pennsylvania employers and their staff residing in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties. They then expanded their coverage area to include all of southern New Jersey and Delaware, and, by 1997, AmeriHealth offered coverage to the entire state of New Jersey. With headquarters is in Cranbury, NJ AmeriHealth is a provider of health insurance to nearly 260,000 employers and individuals offering nationwide coverage through PHCS, a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). More than 37,000 primary care physicians and specialists participate in AmeriHealth’s PPO, HMO, and POS networks. Their extensive list of participating providers in the AmeriHealth service area includes more than 230 acute care, rehabilitation hospitals, and specialty facilities including medical detox and addiction treatment facilities. AmeriHealth works with health care providers to supply customers (individuals and employers) access to affordable services, including drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Like all health insurance plans, AmeriHealth’s policies have options available for addiction treatment, including detox, inpatient rehab programs, as well as other therapeutic services.
Individuals who have an AmeriHealth insurance plan may wonder how much of the cost of the addiction treatment services is covered through their plan. To answer your questions about your coverage, we at Florida Center for Recovery have trained personnel familiar with insurance rules and regulations regarding detox and therapeutic drug and alcohol treatment services. With our clients' permission, we contact insurance companies, including AmeriHealth, and get detail information regarding treatment benefits on client’s behalf.
Below are two specific subjects of interest to you.
Yes, AmeriHealth offers insurance plans that cover the costs of drug and alcohol detox. There are different types of insurance plans and various levels of coverage, but not all of them necessarily provide treatment coverage for medical detoxification.
Florida Center for Recovery is part of AmeriHealth’s network of addiction treatment center providers. Addiction treatment requires different levels of care, including detoxification, inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab, also called residential treatment, involves patients residing at our facility to receive extensive medical supervision and related therapeutic services. The length of an inpatient addiction treatment stay covered by AmeriHealth depends on the specifics of the person’s insurance plan and the level of care needed, as each person’s recovery process is different and the length of treatment varies from person to person. Most common length of time for addiction treatment is about 30 days, however, 60 and 90 days programs are also available to those who need them.
To learn more about your AmeriHealth substance use disorder treatment coverage, you can contact an AmeriHealth representative via phone, look up your plan’s specifics on the AmeriHealth’s website, or call a representative here at Florida Center for Recovery at 800-643-4005. We can help you determine your individual coverage plan – including copays, and deductibles.