What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is medical insurance program for the low income group people and the disabled. Children, senior citizens over 65, disabled, blind, low income pregnant women and children are some of the people who’re eligible for Medicaid. The program is jointly administered and managed by theUSfederal government and the respective states (Vermontin this case). While there’s a broad federal guideline regarding management of the program, states have a say in designing the program. Some basic coverage must be included in all the programs of the state.
What is Vermont Medicaid Drug Coverage?
As already said, Medicaid coverage differs from state to state. It covers the mental health treatment in alls states, likeVermont, and provides drug treatments under an identical guideline. Conditions like bipolar diseases, depression, schizophrenia etc. are also covered under Medicaid.
Following are the various coverages under Medicaid:
Medicaid covers in inpatient treatments regarding drug abuse when some physicians or any treatment provider certifies that inpatient medical care is necessary. A physician may consider such a care necessary when the person needs to have detox under medical supervision.
Medicaid covers the cost of drugs in case of an ailment. The drug treatment may include group or individual counseling, marital counseling, educational programs, family counseling, social services and case management.
The drug coverage for Vermont Medicaid also includes undergoing medical recovery at a treatment centre. Residential treatment centers give inpatient care on long term basis is also included. Smaller healthcare centers that are covered by state private insurance companies are also included in Medicaid drug coverage.
All drug coverage schemes must be enlisted by the Medicaid authorities. Any drug administered at any place and not affiliated the Vermont Medicaid program won’t be available for reimbursement. Subscribers are advised to consult the relevant lists for approved drug coverage.