PPO Addiction Treatment

Whether you are addicted to alcohol, drugs or a specific activity, you may need medical assistance in order to overcome the condition completely. Fortunately, multiple forms of addiction treatment are available, including counseling, inpatient treatment, medication and more.

Professional addiction treatment can be costly. However, if you have insurance coverage under a PPO plan, you may have access to PPO Addiction Recovery benefits that will lower the cost of treatment.

What is a PPO Plan?

A preferred provider organization plan is a specific type of insurance policy that is available from most insurers in the United States. Under this plan, you are able to choose your own doctors and treatment facilities with no input or limitations from the insurer. You can also visit specialists without obtaining a referral from your primary care physician.

However, PPO plans encourage subscribers to use doctors and facilities that are part of the preferred provider network by covering a larger portion of expenses for in-network care.

Planning Your Treatment

If you are planning to enter addiction treatment and you have coverage from a PPO plan, follow these tips to maximize your PPO Addiction Recovery benefits.

  • Choose in-network providers. Choosing in-network doctors and treatment facilities will ensure that you get the most out of your PPO Addiction Recovery coverage. Choosing out-of-network providers, on the other hand, will raise your out-of-pocket costs.
  • Obtain precertification. Some types of treatment may require precertification in order to qualify for PPO Addiction Recovery benefits. This means that you must obtain express permission from the insurance company before you begin your treatment program.
  • Know your cost-sharing requirements. Most PPO plans will require you to pay some of your treatment expenses. Depending on the specifics of your plan, you may need to meet a deductible and/or pay coinsurance. You may also need to pay copays for certain services you receive. Keep in mind that many plans include separate cost-sharing requirements for in-network and out-of-network care.

Although you will probably be required to pay some of the expenses you incur during treatment, most PPO plans also include an out-of-pocket maximum. Once you have reached this limit, you won't be responsible for any additional expenses for the remainder of the year.

PPO Addiction Recovery benefits can vary considerably by plan. If you have specific questions about your PPO Addiction Recovery benefits, contact your insurer or consult your plan documents for more information.

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