Southeast Addiction has been an out of network provider with several health networks that have allowed many people who are suffering from addiction to get the help they need at an affordable cost.
Today, we’re proud to announce that we will be accepting Bright Health coverage for Addiction Treatment in Tennessee as part of our in-network offerings starting March 1, 2021.
Bright Health Plans for Drug and Alcohol Rehab in TN
Bright Healthcare offers healthcare plans in 13 states. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance providers are required to include coverage for certain mental health services as well as behavioral health services, which treating substance use disorders falls under.
Prior to the ACA, health insurance providers had no obligation to provide or include behavioral health services under their plan coverage. Now that these services are covered in some form or another depending on the plan, many people who were unable to enter addiction treatment due to cost-burden can get the help they need.
The Importance of Addiction Treatment Coverage in TN
Tennessee was one of the states hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. There are many people and communities still suffering the ill-effects of addiction from even several years back. As the saying goes, the best time to plant a tree was yesterday, the next best is today.
The NIH reported in 2015 that 10 percent of adults would struggle with a substance use disorder at some point in their lives. Addiction is not a niche affliction, but a part of the human condition that can impact anyone given the right circumstances.
There are far more individuals who require treatment or counseling than there are in treatment or even considering treatment.
There are several barriers of entry that keep people out of addiction treatment. A few of them are:
- Denial that there is a need for treatment, or that there is even a problem
- Shame or fear of going to treatment, of having people know that you are struggling with addiction
- Finding the time to enter structured addiction treatment (our OP is perfect for those who require a flexible schedule)
- Cost of treatment
The last one is perhaps the most critical; the cost of addiction treatment can vary dramatically depending on where you seek treatment and what program you choose. We put our best foot forward in offering accessible addiction treatment without compromise on our high standards.
Bright Healthcare Addiction Treatment in Tennessee
It can be difficult to make that first, crucial step into outpatient addiction treatment in Tennessee, but those who do stand a great chance to make meaningful changes to their lives.
At Southeast Addiction, we’ve helped many people set foot onto the path of recovery through our addiction treatment offerings.
Now that we’ve partnered with Bright Health Insurance as an in-network provider, we can continue to provide the high-quality care our patients are accustomed to while being able to help more people who can afford treatment as a result of this addition of Bright Healthcare as our in-network offering.