Insurance

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Northbound is able to accept most insurance for our substance abuse treatment programs. We have a team dedicated to maximizing your insurance coverage to minimize your out of pocket expense. We will work with your insurance company to insure the care needed is provided.

When you or someone you love needs substance abuse treatment, the last thing you need is the stress and worry that come with handling the costs of good and effective treatment. However, treatment costs don’t have to be overwhelming. Northbound Treatment Services works directly with your insurance carrier to help alleviate the cost of treatment. Whether your loved one is suffering from chemical dependency and/or a psychiatric or mood disorder, we specialize in getting reimbursement from your insurance provider. Not only that, but we do all of the work. All you have to do is present your insurance card and we will aggressively pursue reimbursement. If you would like to fill out our insurance request form please visit our Insurance Request Form Page.

At Northbound, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff knows how to maximize out-of-network insurance benefits. We work with all private PPO insurance companies, including ValueOptions, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross Regence, and Premera Blue Cross. We know the ins and outs of the various policies to ensure every available reimbursement dollar is secured for you. If benefits for our services are available on your policy, we will find them and get you the reimbursement you deserve.

While other treatment facilities claim that insurance companies won’t cover in-patient treatment, we know how to dig deep to find benefits for facility-based substance abuse treatment. We are fully licensed and accredited, so there is never any question of eligibility. Our onsite insurance coordinator works tirelessly, handling the benefit verification, utilization review/authorization process, and the claim submission for you. We do all of the work for you, eliminating the stress of dealing with insurance billing during an already stressful time.

Strong Advocacy

Let Northbound Treatment Services be your advocate. We have had great success in helping clients recover treatment costs through their insurance carriers. Most polices require weekly utilization reviews or updates. During this process, the insurance carrier often attempts to dictate what is appropriate or medically necessary for the client’s treatment. Our staff is dedicated to strong advocacy for all of our clients during these reviews, and will always fight for our clients’ right to the best, most appropriate treatment.

The Details on Cost Savings

Treatment Fees 300x198 1 Insurance  photoGenerally, the client or guarantor submits the full or agreed upon portion of treatment costs upfront and our insurance department handles all of the billing needs (super bill, coding, etc.) to obtain maximum reimbursement for cost of services. This reimbursement is returned directly to the guarantor up to the total amount originally paid to Northbound for services. This allows the Northbound clinical team to direct the client’s care and make decisions in the best interest of the client, rather than permitting the insurance company to do so. Experience has shown us that insurance is more likely to pay a significant percentage toward the actual cost of treatment, because the insurance company’s administrative costs (such as referrals, pre-certifications, gatekeepers, and case management) are deferred to Northbound’s insurance billing department.

Clinical Necessity

Research has proven time and again that a person’s best chance for recovery from alcohol and/or drugs is dependent upon clinically necessary treatment. Moreover, what is “clinically necessary” varies from person to person. Therefore, Northbound has found that the best decision makers in this process are experienced and caring treatment-center staff – not some bureaucrat at an insurance company. Let Northbound be your advocates for better health, a new life, and a stress-free experience with your insurance company. Contact Northbound today to learn more.