BlueCare Tennessee is a subsidiary of the state’s largest health insurer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Founded in 1993, the Chattanooga-based company focuses on managing care and providing health care products, services, and information for government programs, including BlueCareSM, TennCareSelect, and CoverKids. BlueCare Tennessee currently serves more than 500,000 members.
BlueCare Tennessee members receive medical and behavioral health care and prescription medicines, and behavioral health includes mental health and substance use disorders.
BlueCare Tennessee’s prescription drug coverage is managed by Magellan HealthSM, an independent company that specializes in such services. Most BlueCare Tennessee members are issued a Magellan ID Card for their prescription drugs.
Inpatient versus Outpatient
Inpatient and outpatient treatment are, as their names suggest, very different from each another. Depending on how serious the substane use addiction or mental health issue may be, a person must decide which is right for him or her.
Inpatient treatment features residential accommodations, where patients live for 30, 60, or 90-day stays to focus on beating their addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders. It is recommended for those with serious addictions or long-term mental health issues. JouneyPure At The River, in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is an inpatient treatment facility.
Outpatient facilities only requires the patient to participate for a number of hours each week and allows them to come and go. Outpatient treatment, like that of JourneyPure Nashville, is suited for people with less serious, short-term addictions. Outpatient care is covered by virtually all BlueCare Tennessee insurance policies, though it is a good idea to call a BlueCare representative to check out one’s own policy.
Outpatient Treatment sometimes requires a couple of hours of therapy and regular attendance of support groups per week. In this stage of recovery, the individual may be required to seek an outside therapy professional to assist with his or her recovery process.
Specializing in treating individuals suffering from co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorder, we here at JourneyPure believe that many people can be treated effectively and efficiently on a purely outpatient basis—provided that the outpatient care is superior. Our Outpatient Treatment centers reinforce our commitment to the long-term recovery of our patients by providing a full continuum of services to support each patient’s individual needs.
Verifying Coverage and Finding the Best, Most Appropriate Treatment
Studying up on insurance options can be overwhelming, especially if you or someone you know is suffering with addiction. Of course, knowledgeable advisers are available with United Health. They can verify your insurance coverage and find the best treatment for you. Call your insurance provider and ask an informed representative about the details of your individual plan.