United Behavioral Health
Good health requires a sound mind, as well as a sound body. That’s why our UnitedHealthcare plan includes a mental health and substance abuse benefit. It helps you and your eligible family members address problems like depression and drug or alcohol abuse. By accessing UnitedHealthcare’s United Behavioral Health, you can enjoy the sense of security that comes from knowing that specialized care is there when you need it.
This mental health and substance abuse benefit gives you access to in-person support for a wide range of concerns, including:
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol abuse
- Substance abuse
Behavioral Health services may be provided in a variety of settings. The types, combinations of interventions , locations, sequence of treatments, duration and intensity of services has to be individualized based on the individual’s symptoms, behaviors, emotional and cognitive abilities, age and developmental stage, community and educational resources and the family or other supports.
Each component of treatment needs to be justified as medically necessary, and the evaluation of medical necessity should be updated regularly in response to progress and reevaluation and represent the least restrictive intervention in the least restrictive setting that is medically appropriate. The other resources in an individual’s environment (such as schools or publicly funded agencies, community supports) should be identified and incorporated into the evaluation, planning, and service delivery of services to the member.
AmeriHealth insurance is managed by a company called Magellan for AmeriHealth’s mental health and substance abuse benefits for members with HMO, PPO, POS and CMM coverage. Square One Recovery can assist you with the pre-approval and approval process for substance and alcohol abuse, mental health services for Inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization programs and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).
APS Healthcare is now KePRO and handles all of the mental health services that would cover drug rehab programs.