Since the advent of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, Medicaid has emerged as an increasingly vital means of helping Americans with limited means pay for alcohol and drug treatment. The law considerably expanded Medicaid grants to participating states to help them fund drug and alcohol addiction and mental health treatment. In 2015, the Florida Senate approved a Medicaid expansion plan rejected by Gov. Rick Scott (R) and the state House. Florida’s government almost shut down over a budget impasse linked to the issue, but in June 2015 state lawmakers reached an agreement on a final budget deal without an expansion. There are, however, numerous Florida alcohol and drug rehab centers that do accept Medicaid.
What Type of Alcohol and Drug Rehab Does Medicaid Cover?
Rehab centers that accept Medicaid offer a variety of different treatment models and therapeutic modalities, including inpatient and residential treatment, outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization rehab, and more. Medicaid may also cover detox and withdrawal management when deemed medically necessary, all or part of the addiction rehab process, and can also help with MAT, such as the dispensation of drugs like Suboxone (buprenorphine), Vivitrol (naltrexone), and methadone. Generally speaking, most facilities that accept Medicaid will offer outpatient or intensive outpatient (IOP) care. Residential treatment facilities typically accept private insurance plans or are paid for out of pocket by patients and their families.