Behavioral Health Group now accepts Aetna nationwide for comprehensive addiction treatment and recovery services

Behavioral Health Group now accepts Aetna nationwide for comprehensive addiction treatment and recovery services

The plan covers medication-assisted treatment and recovery services to treat the full range of conditions affecting patients

Dallas, Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) announced that effective November 1, all 117 medication-assisted recovery programsSM (MAR) Treatment centers in 23 states now accept Aetna® insurance for its comprehensive addiction treatment and recovery services. In addition, patients can receive treatment under Medicaid and original Medicare at no cost. BHG’s national treatment center footprint will serve 9.1 million Aetna members and cover adult family members the same as urgent care facilities, accepting walk-ins and appointments. you the same day / the next day.

Opioid overdose deaths are a public health crisis and are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents in 2018. In 2021, overdose deaths in this country increased by 30% and surpassed 100,000 for the first time.[1] In 2020[2], more than 2.7 million people had opioid use disorder (UDD), and 40.3 million people over the age of 12 reported having had substance use disorder (UDD). ) in the previous year. However, only 11%[3] of these people received care in a specialized institution. In addition, 17 million adults[4] are reported as having both SUD and mental illness (AMI).

“The fact that Aetna’s benefits cover all services provided at BHG facilities speaks to their understanding of illness as deeply complex with a strong co-occurrence of mental health disorders,” said BHG CEO Jay Higham. “And it aligns with our belief that Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) is the evidence-based clinical model that delivers long-term recovery that is defined as individuals improving their health and well-being, leading a self-reliant and striving to reach their full potential.BHG provides the full range of FDA-approved medications, counseling and mental health services, intensive outpatient programs, and harm reduction pathways that Aetna expects of providers in the service to their members.

MAR has been repeatedly shown in randomized controlled trials to be superior to psychosocial interventions alone in helping patients with SUD abstain from drug abuse and stay on treatment. As the leading provider of MAR, BHG’s proprietary Dynamic Integrated Care Model (IDCM) meets patients where they are by providing multiple pathways to evidence-based treatment and recovery for SUD.

“It’s a program, not a pill,” said Dr. Benjamin Nordstrom, BHG’s chief medical officer. “Our dynamic integrated care model uses medications that support treatment, and it’s the treatment that produces the cure. Drugs cannot teach people adaptive coping skills or educate them on how to identify and avoid high-risk situations, mend broken relationships, or get them to have different tools to deal with feelings. strong and negative. Processing does these things, and that’s why it’s such an important part of what we do.

IDCM includes focusing on the whole person by addressing the social factors where the root cause and triggers reside. Beyond the walls of the clinic, local BHG staff work continuously to remove barriers to services and systems that impede a person’s recovery by partnering with community resources, the criminal justice system and forces of the order.

To learn more about BHG, visit or call toll-free 844-535-7291.

About BHG

Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a rapidly growing healthcare company creating a new class of recovery centers for people with substance use disorders (SUD). BHG specializes in medication-assisted recovery (MAR) combined with substance abuse counseling provided by the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient treatment and recovery centers in the United States. Founded in 2006 and led by an experienced management team with deep experience in the healthcare industries, BHG believes that comprehensive, evidence-based, personalized treatment plans focused on true recovery restore lives, strengthen families and rejuvenate the communities in which we serve. BHG’s capabilities include a full range of behavioral health counseling and therapy for individual, family and group counseling, medication assisted recovery, intensive outpatient programs, mental health services, case management and services. coordination of community resources provided in its treatment centers and via telehealth. BHG treatment centers provide access to all FDA-approved medications through dosing programs or in-center prescriptions. BHG accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most major commercial health plans, and works with state subsidies to support patients who choose to pay themselves. With 117 locations in 24 states, BHG has more than 2,100 employees serving more than 43,000 patients. To learn more, visit

[1] Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System (NVSS)

[2] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2020 National Drug Use and Health Survey.

[3] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2020 National Drug Use and Health Survey.

[4] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2020 National Drug Use and Health Survey.

CONTACT: Nancy Buttyan Behavioral Health Group (BHG) 214-918-1811

#Behavioral #Health #Group #accepts #Aetna #nationwide #comprehensive #addiction #treatment #recovery #services

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *