What Can Be Done?

By July 29, 2015CHARITY

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, long term treatment of a minimum of 90 days is what is most effective.

The numbers don’t lie. Long term treatment works. So why don’t insurance companies want to pay for it?

We don’t know.

In the long run it would save them money.

As we’ve shown, the patient who goes to treatment for 30 days will most likely fail. That failure can lead to multiple readmits, sometimes within the span of a few short months. All of that adds up to a large expense for both patients and insurance companies. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to pay once for long term care and not have to pay again?

We think so.

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