Insurance plan brings in-home substance use disorder treatment program to Massachusetts

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Tufts Health Plan announced Wednesday that it will expand its substance use disorder treatment delivery options to include an in-home treatment.

Aware Recovery Care provides research-proven in-home addiction treatment that integrates medical and behavioral care with compassionate monitoring to promote lasting recovery.

“The opioid epidemic has ravaged our region, having a lasting impact on many of our members and their families,” said Emily Bailey, vice president of Behavioral Health at Tufts Health Plan. “Aware Recovery Care offers an evidence-based service that makes treatment possible while handling the other challenges that life throws our way. They work to minimize the stigma associated with substance use disorder and use recovery-oriented principles to provide care for those who have not found success using other methods. We are very excited about this collaboration, as providing innovative and effective treatment options for our members is one of our top priorities.”

Research has shown that getting medical care and having monitored support while in the home promotes faster recovery, improves health outcomes, and increases a patient’s overall physical and psychological well-being. Aware Recovery Care provides patients with private, personalized care while living in their own homes.

The treatment is built around the visiting nurse model but provides patients with a multi-disciplinary team led by an addiction psychiatrist and supported by an addiction nurse, a licensed marriage and family therapist, an individual therapist, and a certified recovery advisor.

“The timing of Aware Recovery Care’s In-Home Addiction Treatment (IHAT) offering could not be any more ideal,” Aware Recovery Care CEO Steve Randazzo said. “The challenges to improve both access to and outcomes for treatment for a population in need are ever-present. Fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Aware Recovery Care provides clients with high quality, convenient, and comprehensive care by a visiting multi-disciplinary team of addiction professionals in the home and has been doing so since 2011. With the support of the visionaries at Tufts Health Plan, we are excited to offer their members and the people of Massachusetts an innovative solution to treat the disease of addiction safely in the home.”

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