Using Colorado Medicaid to Pay for Substance Abuse Treatment

It can be a difficult decision to seek help for addiction recovery. You may also be worried about the cost or if your health insurance will cover medication-assisted treatment. At Achieve Whole Recovery, we accept both Medicaid and Medicare. Not sure what that means or if you qualify? Here is some guiding information for Colorado residents. 

Who qualifies for Medicaid, and what does it cover?

Medicaid is a state-funded health insurance program. To qualify for Colorado Medicaid, you must:

  • Be a resident of the state of Colorado.
  • Be a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien who needs health care/insurance
  • Be a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien whose financial situation is low income or very low income (within a specific income bracket)

You must also be one of the following:

  • Pregnant
  • Be responsible for a child 18 years of age or younger
  • Blind
  • Have a disability
  • Have a family member in your household with a disability
  • Be 65 years of age or older.

Medicaid covers all or part of the following services: behavioral health, dental services, emergency care, family planning services, hospitalization, laboratory services, maternity care, newborn care, outpatient care, prescription drugs, preventive and wellness services, primary care, and rehabilitative services.

Who qualifies for Medicare, and what does it cover?

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for:

  • People who are 65 or older
  • Certain younger people with disabilities
  • People with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Original Medicare includes two parts to its coverage – Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance). There is an option for additional drug coverage by joining a Part D (a separate drug plan). You can use any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare insurance.

Will Medicaid/Medicare cover me for Medically Assisted Treatment for Addiction?

Medicaid and Medicare may cover part or all of your substance abuse treatment costs.

Medicaid will usually cover the following aspects of addiction treatment: screenings, intervention, maintenance and craving medications, family counseling, inpatient care, long-term residential treatment, detox, outpatient treatment, some mental health services.

Medicare may cover the costs of either inpatient or outpatient drug rehabilitation.

Here at Achieve Whole Recovery, we are proud to offer a medication-assisted treatment program that accepts a wide range of insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare.

How can Achieve Whole Recovery help?

At Achieve Whole Recovery we offer outpatient substance abuse and addiction therapy and we are your local outpatient medication-assisted treatment center in Colorado Springs. Being able to access the best possible treatment is important which is why our medication-assisted program accepts Medicaid and Medicare.

Achieve Whole Recovery is here to support you, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals.