It is Likely Highmark Covers Detox
Highmark Health Insurance takes a comprehensive approach to medical coverage, focusing on all essential health-related services – including medically monitored detox and inpatient addiction treatment. In 2020, Highmark announced in a press release that it intended to make effective substance abuse treatment more accessible. According to the press release, “Data analytics will help guide the health plan’s coordinated care approach by using the platform to identify at-risk members, support treatment enrollment, and manage care costs.” The press release also suggested that since Highmark began its initiative to make substance abuse treatment more accessible and to prevent new cases from occurring, opioid over-prescription from more than one in-network provider dropped by 15 percent, and naloxone prescriptions increased by over 100 percent. Additionally, it was determined that opioid prescription overdose deaths among Highmark members were less than half that of the national average, which is significant considering the states the beneficiary serves have some of the highest overdose rates throughout the country to begin with. Clearly, substance abuse treatment is a priority for Highmark Health Insurance. If you or your loved one is currently insured through this regional provider there is a good chance that some or all of our detox services are covered either partially or in full.