As of 2008, health insurers and group health plans are required, by law, to offer the same level of benefits mental health and substance use treatment as they do for “physical health” (i.e. medical and surgical care). This legal requirement is thanks to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). As a result, the majority of insurance plans offer some degree of coverage for medications for addiction treatment (MAT) and medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD), including buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone). Similar to “physical health” benefits, mental health and substance use treatment benefits often have limitations. Depending on your plan, you may have to adhere to certain requirements set forth by your insurer.
Common insurance requirements include:
Bicycle Health offers Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients stop their opioid use. The recovery process is marked by four initial steps: enrollment, first appointment, induction, and treatment. Learn more about how Bicycle Health works and what to expect.
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