Does Medicare cover Bicycle Health Suboxone treatment in California?

No

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover Bicycle Health Suboxone treatment in California. However, there are alternative solutions if you do not have insurance coverage.

For a monthly program fee of $199, Bicycle Health provides everything you need to quit opiates for good. There are no phone trees and no hidden fees.

If you enroll, the monthly program fee will cover doctor’s visits, unlimited instant messaging, counseling, care navigation, online support groups, and lab tests. Without insurance, the monthly cost of buprenorphine/naloxone prescriptions typically cost less than $150.

$199

MONTHLY PROGRAM FEE

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INCLUDES

Doctor’s visits
Unlimited instant messaging
Counseling
Care navigation
Online support groups
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Yes

Fortunately, the majority of health insurance companies provide coverage for Suboxone treatment. Many subscribers want to know if Medicare covers Bicycle Health Suboxone treatment in California. The short answer is yes, Bicycle Health Suboxone treatment is covered in California by Medicare. The extent of the coverage Medicare offers depends on your specific plan.

The nuances of insurance plans are numerous and often confusing. The cost of Suboxone treatment may vary depending on which clinic, doctor, or provider you choose. Some plans require referrals, while others do not. Some plans cover the generic form of Suboxone, while others only cover the brand name. Some plans offer full coverage, while others offer partial coverage. Some plans charge a copayment with each prescription, while other plans do not. There are a myriad of variations between insurance policies and their benefits.

The easiest way to learn more about your specific Medicare plan’s Suboxone insurance, call Bicycle Health at (844) 943- 2514. You can also call the number on the back of your insurance card for general information on your summary of benefits and coverage.

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Insurance Requirements for Suboxone Treatment

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:

  • Proof of medical necessity
  • Prior authorization
  • Copayments
  • Deductibles
  • Yearly visit limits

It is important to know the requirements of your specific Medicare plan. To learn more about your insurance requirements, prerequisites, and the scope of your insurance benefits, call the Bicycle Health enrollment team.

Get Started with Bicycle Health Suboxone Treatment

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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One of the things I love about Bicycle Health is the ability to use telemedicine to communicate with my doctor. Appointments can take place anywhere I am: at work, when I’m out of town, even in my bed at home! I am so grateful for the compassionate care I’ve received from Bicycle Health.

Mia S.

2019

I was introduced to Medication Assisted Treatment and it changed my life. Bicycle health was very helpful, supportive and assisted me without judgement. Now I feel I have a reason to live, have hopes for the future and finally feel relatively happy. I have not known happiness as long as I can remember.

Ryan K.

2019

I’ve tried many other programs and rehabs but none of them have ever come close to the innovative, effective, design of this program and its administrators. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BICYCLE HEALTH!!! I would suggest that anyone who’s struggling with opioid dependence, contact them for help today!

Mary Z.

2019

My experience with my Bicycle Health Provider and my health coach has been amazing. They are an experienced  company that truly cares about my well being emotionally and physically. They are the best treatment program company that I have experienced and I highly recommend using them!

Anonymous Patient

2020

They care so much. They take the time to meet with you throughout the week to see how your treatment is affecting you personally. They care to find what works best for your body and your recovery. I have taken my life back. I have control over my finances again, I can get in touch with my emotions again and I am no longer hating myself at the end of the day. I’m happier and healthier all around.

Anonymous Patient

2020

I got quick immediate help when I needed it, and everyone I have spoken to has been very helpful and informative during my time of reaching out for help to get and stay clean. I extremely appreciate how helpful the staff and doctor have been. I’m so excited to be a part of Bicycle Health and I couldn’t be more thankful for the help I’ve been receiving. I’ve been able to function throughout the day and just live a better, happier, sober life.

Anonymous Patient

2020

I have not ever had a staff as caring and efficient as Bicycle Health. I have always had every question answered and really feel like my sobriety had been due to the way they care about their patients.

My life has improved 100% on this medication. I can deal with the ups and downs, am rarely depressed, don't have a lot of anxiety and have my energy back. I feel like a normal person again.

Anonymous Patient

2020

Patient quotes are provided by Bicycle Health patients with consent to be shared publicly, and the name has been changed to respect treatment confidentiality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from a telehealth Suboxone treatment for opioid dependence?

At Bicycle Health’s online clinic, we combine buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) treatment with behavioral health supports, including online support groups and linkage to individual and in-person services. This approach bypasses typical barriers to treatment to help you or your loved one overcome opioid dependence quickly and effectively.

Why should I choose virtual treatment over an in-person one?

Our telehealth approach to treatment means no more time lost commuting to clinic visits, no long wait-times for in-person visits, and no more being unable to access treatment due to a lack of clinics in your area.

Bicycle Health’s opioid use disorder treatment means you have access to:
  • confidential phone & video calls with your medical provider
  • experienced, addiction-medicine trained online Suboxone doctors who truly care
  • online support groups from the privacy of your own home
  • more privacy compared to in-person treatment options

Is my personal data safe with Bicycle Health?

At Bicycle Health, we protect the privacy of our patients’ health information in accordance with federal and state law. In particular, we protect the privacy and security of your substance use disorder in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 290dd–2 and 42 C.F.R. Part 2, the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records (“Part 2”), in addition to HIPAA (Health Information Portability Act) and applicable state law. 

For more information on telehealth privacy standards, click here. You can review Bicycle Health’s privacy and informed consent policies here and here