Dr. Edward A. Selby
Insurance coverage for behavioral health care is a complex issue that can fluster many patients and families. This is why BeWell Treatment Centers will help interested patients sort out the details of their insurance coverage with a no-pressure, risk-free confidential, consultation. Using you Blue Cross Blue Shield In Network Insurance coverage for substance abuse treatment can save you a lot of money. But even with the offer of a risk-free consultation, some patients and families may still understandably be reluctant to take advantage of such consultation. Treating addiction can be a very sensitive issue! That’s why in today’s post I want to highlight one of the best behavioral health care insurance options patients can have for addictions treatment, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and help potential patients and families understand how to find the right kind of addictions treatment center that will accept Blue Cross Blue Shield. Likewise, because in one study over 56% of adults reported having difficulty locating an In Network behavioral health provider (Long & Aarons, 2018), this post also aims to help potential patients and families identify Blue Cross Blue Shield In Network Treatment centers.
Why is Blue Cross Blue Shield a preferred insurance provider for In Network behavioral health treatment?
At BeWell Treatment Centers there are several reasons we consider Blue Cross Blue Shield for behavioral healthcare coverage, along with similar to notch insurance programs, reasons for which I’ll go into more detail below. In general, Blue Cross is frequently considered one of the top five insurance plans nationally. External rating agencies such as the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) have awarded Blue Cross top ratings among health plans based on member satisfaction, access to high-quality primary and specialty care, and the effectiveness of program wellness and prevention efforts. However, even if an insurance program is highly rated for standard medical care, that doesn’t necessarily mean the provider will do well on the behavioral health care side, which includes addictions. Unfortunately, behavioral health tends to be less consistent across insurance plans (Mark et al., 2018). But this is not the case with Blue Cross Blue Shield, which frequently stands out among health insurance companies in its dedication to improving patient mental health!
Besides Saving Money Why go In Network with Blue Cross Blue Shield?
Without going into too much detail regarding the benefits of In Network Blue Cross versus Out of Network Blue Cross insurance coverage, typically the best coverage options are going to involve In Network treatment where a specific treatment center is considered part of the insurance plan’s “network.” Out of network coverage can still make sense in many situations, but for now, I’m going to focus on In Network coverage. The benefits of In Network coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield are many, but to summarize most Blue Cross plans typically will cover emergency mental health care, individual psychotherapy, applied behavior analysis, group therapy, residential treatment, psychotropic medication, and even some neurophysiological procedures such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. So, Blue Cross Blue Shield In Network treatment centers are going to give you the most comprehensive coverage and access to the widest range of behavioral health treatment options.