Call 800-496-0542 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.We provide listings of Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and can help some people to sustain recovery.
Program Payments and Insurance CoverageThe cost of different medications used in medication assisted treatment (MAT) varies. The Affordable Care Act requires most insurers to cover addiction treatment benefits, but that may soon be overturned.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requires health insurers and group health plans to provide the same level of benefits for behavioral health services that they do for primary care.
Keep in mind that not all insurance plans cover every available addiction treatment medication. Some plans also put a cap on the number of dosages and prescription refills a MAT patient receives.