Why Drug Rehab Centers in Miami Are Having Trouble Accepting Health Insurance

The first concern that comes to the mind of many people who are seeking addiction treatment is the cost. Unlike most other diseases, addiction is not simply covered by health insurance. Though health insurance may cover a percentage and/or the first thirty days, much of the cost lies in the individuals’ and/or families’ hands.

Many recovering addicts have found their salvation in the Sunshine State, giving Miami drug rehab centers their renowned positive reputation. Miami drug rehab centers offer a beautiful complex, highly-qualified counselors, and many other amenities. Though recovery is a priceless gift, Miami rehab centers are forced to put a price tag on addiction treatment to stay in business. Most people do not have the money to afford the price tag, and the rehab centers are struggling to accept health insurance for multiple reasons.

Insurance plans tend to cover rehab centers that are in the same state that the person lives in.

Most people who come to Miami for recovery are from other states. They go to Miami to get out of their current environment to avoid relapse triggers and get into a beautiful healing environment. While it is a superb idea for them and their recovery, their insurance plans do not agree; hence, insurance plans prefer to cover rehab centers that are in the state as the residence of the person in question.

Most insurance plans cover no more than thirty days of treatment.

Research has shown that ninety or more days of treatment produces the highest success rates. Insurance plans typically cover no more than thirty days of treatment, which is the amount of time it takes to detoxify the body of the addictive substance. Insurance plans fail to recognize the further physical healing and complex psychological healing that is needed before the individuals are ready to go out into the world and maintain recovery.

Some insurance plans may not cover a percentage until after the deductible is met.

Some insurance plans may cover thirty days; some may cover in-network rehab centers; some may cover a percentage from the beginning; and others may only provide a percentage of coverage after the individual meets their deductible. If the insurance plan simply does not cover addiction treatment until the deductible is met, an individual ha to pay one hundred percent out-of-pocket unless their deductible is meant.

Insurance plans often have a list of in-network rehab centers.

Insurance plans often have a list of rehab centers that are in their network. Their in-network rehab centers are the ones that will provide more or full coverage for and additional perks (e.g. a longer stay). These in-network rehab centers may not be Miami’s finest rehab centers or even quality rehab centers. Insurance plans tend to cover the bare minimum, and Miami’s rehab centers are well-beyond the bare minimum.

Why Miami Rehabs Have Such a Great Reputation

You may be wondering, “Why is there such hype about Miami rehabs. People can get sober anywhere in the world.” Though people can and have started a life of recovery in many other places in the world other than Miami, the quality of Miami rehabs in conjunction with the pleasant environment help make more effective treatment to be implemented.

An entire transformation to addiction recovery originated in Miami. Prior to the 1980s, rehab centers were traditional hospital-like settings that institutionalized clients under one roof. The only therapies that were used to treat addiction were monotonous talk therapy and group meetings. Recovery looked unappealing due to the prison-like environment of rehab centers. In 1986, a man named Sid Goodman decided to have Miami rehabs take a different approach by making rehab centers “real-world” environments. This approach consisted of the clients living in residential environments, allowing them to travel to different buildings for therapy, using experiential therapy techniques with traditional individual and group talk therapy, teaching life skills, and allowing plenty of time outdoors. Their approach to treatment would soon be known as the Miami Model to addiction treatment.

Research has showed that the Miami Model produces significantly higher success rates than the traditional model. Hence, Rehab centers all over the world have started utilizing the Miami Model. The success of the Miami Model can be attributed to the holistic approach it takes to treating addiction and the higher enthusiasm it evokes about recovery.

The pleasant climate and beautiful scenery not only make Miami the ideal healing environment, they make experiential therapy easy to implement. Experiential therapy is therapy that involves doing and experiencing a variety of different activities to address and heal underlying psychological issues. Some types of experiential therapy are

• Yoga
• Fitness
• Nature therapy
• Equine therapy and other animal therapy
• Art therapy
• Music therapy
• Drama therapy
• Acupressure/Acupuncture
• Meditation

The Miami climate enables the clients to do outdoor activities all year long. In addition to being able to implement outdoor experiential therapy, the climate enables the clients to simply do activities (e.g. sports, camping, beach, etc.) to learn how to socialize and fun without the use of drugs and alcohol.

Just Believe Recovery Center

Just Believe Recovery Center is located in Jensen Beach, Miami. They have a detox program, residential treatment program, partial-hospitalization program, and intensive-outpatient program. They take a holistic approach to addiction treatment and make the family an active part of the recovery process. Their mission is to provide highly-personalized treatment to each client in a compassionate direct, and respectful manner. Their entire staff is clinically trained to provide the most effective treatment.

If you are interested ingoing to Just Believe Recovery Center for treatment, you can complete the health insurance verification process online on this website. We will contact your insurance company and/or determine if you qualify for free or discounted treatment to avoid unexpected costs upon admission. Begin your journey of recovery by calling them today at their 24/7 hotline (866) 840-6411 to ask any questions about admissions or general questions about addiction recovery.