TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families around the world. Formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), TRICARE is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System. Most TRICARE health plans meet the requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act. TRICARE is managed by the Defense Health Agency under leadership of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). Tricare works with health care providers to supply their members with access to affordable services, including drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Like all health insurance plans, Tricare’s policies have options available for addiction treatment, including detox, inpatient rehab programs, as well as other therapeutic services.
Individuals who have an Tricare 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 Tricare, and get detail information regarding treatment benefits on client’s behalf.
Below are two specific subjects of interest to you.
Yes, Tricare 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 Tricare’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 Tricare 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 Tricare substance use disorder treatment coverage, you can contact an Tricare representative via phone, look up your plan’s specifics on the Tricare’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.