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Aetna Insurance Coverage for Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in MS

On this page, you will learn about Aetna Mississippi coverage for substance abuse treatment and how to confirm what benefits are available under your specific plan.
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Aetna Mississippi COVERAGE FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB PROGRAMS

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Aetna Mississippi: Rehab & Detox Centers in MS That Take Aetna Insurance

Best known as being the namesake of the largest river in the U.S., Mississippi is also interesting in a variety of other ways. It’s known as the Magnolia State, and the state flower and tree are both magnolias.1, I never knew that Interestingly, the state mammal isn’t one you’d think of at all—it’s the bottlenose dolphin.1, I never knew that

If you’re one of the 2.9 million people who call Mississippi home, you know that there’s more to the state than magnolia trees and interesting history.1, Population Substance misuse is a serious problem, as it is across the United States. Of those aged 12 or older, 11.8% admit to using marijuana in the past year, and 3.9% admit to misusing prescription pain relievers in the past year.2, p. 25 and 28, second paragraph on both

If you’re a resident of Mississippi who is struggling with substance use, you might wonder if your Aetna Mississippi insurance can help you get the treatment you need. Fortunately, it can. This guide will explain how to access treatment using your Aetna Mississippi coverage and how to get the most benefit from your insurance.

Does Aetna Mississippi insurance cover Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers?

Aetna offers two kinds of health insurance coverage in Mississippi: Medicare Advantage and group health coverage that you might have through an employer. Both of these types of insurance are subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires that long-term health insurance plans cover 10 essential health benefits.3, fifth bullet One of those essential benefits is coverage for mental health and substance use treatment, which means that your Aetna plan will help pay at least some of the costs for the treatment you need.3, fifth bullet

How much coverage you receive will depend on your specific Aetna Mississippi plan. There are several ways to verify your coverage so that you know what to expect. You can call the number on the back of your insurance card, or you can contact an organization like American Addiction Centers (AAC). We offer a 24/7 phone hotline, you can use online chat, or you can fill out our online form to find out what coverage your insurance will offer.

Knowing what your insurance will cover can give you the peace of mind you need to take the next step in your journey to a substance-free life.

What is Aetna Mississippi?

Aetna is a health insurance company that is part of CVS Health.4, first paragraph The company provides coverage to around 39 million people through Medicare Advantage plans, individual and family plans, Medicaid plans, and more.4, first paragraph and list

Aetna was founded in 1853 to provide life insurance and began to offer health coverage in 1899.5, Timeline, 1853-1873 and 1895-1915 After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, which ruined many similar companies, Aetna continued to grow and offer additional insurance services.5, Timeline 1895-1915 Today, Aetna and CVS work to provide their members with high-quality healthcare and better health outcomes.5,Timeline, 2000-present

What Substance Addiction Does Aetna MS Rehab Treatment Centers Cover?

Some of the most commonly misused substances include cocaine, heroin, crystal meth, opioids, prescription drugs, alcohol, and marijuana.6, bulleted list If you struggle with these substances, or others, you can get rehab treatment to help you overcome addiction. Choosing to go to a treatment center to get the care you need can help you change your life for the better forever.

How Much Does Aetna Mississippi Cover (Addiction Treatment)?

The specific treatment that your Aetna Mississippi drug rehab coverage will help pay for will depend on what’s medically necessary. Your doctor will look at factors including what substances you use, how long you’ve been using them, what your home environment is like, and more.

Some of the most common substance use treatment options include:7,8

  • Inpatient/Residential Rehab. Inpatient rehab is a great way to get the individualized care that you need. It provides 24-hour support and supervision in an environment where professionals can provide structured treatment plans for their patients, which may include individual therapy, group therapy, activities, and more.
  • Outpatient Rehab/Therapy. You can receive the help you need while still maintaining your everyday responsibilities with outpatient treatment. This type of care typically includes individual and group therapy, as well as medication-assisted therapies if necessary; all of this is provided in a flexible way that provides support toward lasting recovery.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) rehab treatment is a type of therapeutic program that allows people to live at home and continue working or going to school while receiving intensive daily therapy. The length of time someone participates in an IOP varies depending on their individual needs, but most programs last several months.
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). A partial hospitalization program offers a higher level of care than traditional outpatient programs. With a higher level of care, which often includes individual and group therapy, medication management, and recreational activities, you can learn the habits you need to successfully live a substance-free lifestyle.

Does Aetna Mississippi covers alcohol and drug detox in MS?

Alcohol and drug detox can be the starting point for substance use treatment, but it isn’t always necessary.7, Detoxification If it is, your insurance may help pay some or all of the cost of detox. Keep in mind that detox by itself is not treatment—instead, it helps you get ready for a successful treatment program.7, Detoxification

Does Aetna Mississippi Insurance Cover Inpatient Mental Health Care Facilities?

Do you have a mental health diagnosis along with struggling with substance use? If so, you’re not alone—in fact, 50% of those who struggle with substance use also have mental health concerns.9, second paragraph The most common mental health issues are depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders, among others.9, second paragraph

If you have a mental health issue alongside substance use, can you get treatment for both using your Aetna Mississippi health and rehab coverage? Fortunately, the answer is yes. The essential health benefits required by the ACA include both substance use treatment and mental health care.3, fifth bullet

If you have co-occurring substance use and mental health issues, it’s important to treat them at the same time. Studies show that getting integrated treatment gives you a far better outcome than trying to treat only one or the other.10, first paragraph

Be sure you find an Aetna Mississippi treatment center that offers treatment for co-occurring disorders if you have this diagnosis. You’ll be far better off when you finish your program.

How Long Does Aetna Mississippi Insurance Cover Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Rehab program?

One of the questions people often ask when considering treatment is, “How long will I be in rehab?” Aetna Mississippi rehabilitation centers offer different treatment programs and there are varying lengths, but often a longer program is more effective. Studies show that most people need at least 90 days of treatment to make a significant reduction or end their substance use.11, fifth bullet

If you’re not sure how long of a treatment plan your Aetna Mississippi plan will cover, you’ll want to contact your insurer by calling the number on the back of your insurance card to check. Don’t let the length of treatment bother you. You’ll need time to manage your emotions without substances and to learn new habits that allow you to successfully live a happier, healthier life without substance use.

What if my Aetna Mississippi policy does not cover an Inpatient drug rehab program?

If you find that you’re interested in rehabs in MS that your Aetna plan doesn’t cover, don’t give up. There are a lot of ways to pay for treatment if your insurance plan doesn’t pay all of the cost. For example, you may be able to pay yourself from savings or borrow money from friends or family. Many rehab programs also offer payment plans, and you can also ask if there are scholarships available for treatment.

Don’t let the cost of MS rehab facilities hold you back from getting treatment. The longer you wait the more likely you are to have long-term health problems, legal problems, or even death from substance use. You’ll be happier, healthier, and much more financially stable once you get treatment.

Aetna Mississippi In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers

Part of understanding how to use your Aetna Mississippi rehab coverage is knowing which treatment centers are in the provider network and which ones are not.

Each Aetna Mississippi plan has its own provider network, so it’s important to review your options carefully before you commit to a rehab center. A provider network is a group of medical professionals who have agreed to take a specific price for treating Aetna members, which saves you money when you visit them.12, p.1 What is a provider network

Most insurance plans don’t cover non-emergency care that happens outside the provider network, so it’s important to know which providers are covered by your Aetna plan.12, P.2, Why do some plans cover benefits… Choosing an in-network Aetna Mississippi addiction treatment center will help you save a significant amount of money on rehab.

How to find Aetna Mississippi-covered Inpatient drug treatment centers in MS?

If you’re ready to start a new life free of substance use, the first step is to verify your insurance coverage so you know what treatment centers will work for you. When you contact AAC, we can verify your insurance while you’re on the phone with us—it just takes a few minutes. Simply call our helpline anytime and our admissions navigators will be happy to help.

One of the AAC treatment centers in Mississippi is Oxford Treatment Center. This facility provides high-quality care, including treatment for co-occurring disorders. Located near a national forest, your evidence-based treatment will be combined with a variety of outdoor activities in a beautiful environment. It’s a great place to start a new life.

Getting the treatment you need for substance use means that you can transform your life and start living free of the need for substances. If you’re ready to take the first step, we’re here to help. Contact us today.

How to Read Your Insurance Provider Card
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  1. United States Census Bureau. (2021, October 25). State facts for students: Mississippi
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Behavioral health barometer, Mississippi.
  3. gov. (n.d.). What Marketplace health insurance plans cover.
  4. (2022). Aetna facts.
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  6. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, August 20). Commonly used drugs charts.
  7. gov (2019, October). Treatment options.
  8. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2014). Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide: Treatment settings.
  9. National Institute of Mental Health. (n.d.). Substance use and co-occurring mental disorders.
  10. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020, April). What are the treatments for comorbid substance use disorder and mental health conditions?
  11. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018, January). Principles of effective treatment.
  12. gov (2021, May). What you should know about provider networks.

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