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Caron Treatment Centers Is Now In-Network with Capital BlueCross

Provider Agreement Expands Access to Caron’s Patient-Centric Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programming

Wernersville, Pa. (May 1, 2021) – Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention and addiction medicine education, announced that, effective May 1, it is an in-network substance use disorder treatment provider for Capital BlueCross. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association serving 21 counties in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, individuals in these counties enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Capital BlueCross are also covered. This new agreement with Capital BlueCross broadens access to Caron’s high quality, evidence-based substance use disorder treatment for teens, young adults, men, and women at its Pennsylvania campus.

Isolation, depression and anxiety are driving substance use disorder and behavioral health challenges during these difficult times,” said Doug Tieman, President and CEO of Caron. “To create meaningful change, families must have access to affordable, high quality, life-saving substance use disorder treatment programs and ongoing support services. Because of the relationships with providers like Capital BlueCross, we have been able to make the quality treatment we provide at Caron more accessible to individuals suffering with substance use disorder.”

Caron is also an in-network provider with Aetna, Highmark, and the Blue Card program, Independence Blue Cross, AmeriHealth Administrators, Independence Administrators, UPMC, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Employer Groups of Penn Medicine and Tower Health.

Recently, Caron demonstrated the efficacy of its residential treatment programs at this year’s RxSummit. Caron and Independence Blue Cross presented data that showed Caron’s 90-day readmission rate of 5.6% in 2019, the last full year for which data is available. For families, a 5.6% 90-day readmission rate means that most patients who discharge are engaged in the recovery process – or that, based on 2019 insurance data, Caron’s patients have a 94.4% rate of recovery at 90-days post-treatment.

When you treat addiction as the chronic disease it is, by focusing on the individual needs of the patient mentally, physically and spiritually as well as the family and having the length of time you need to truly treat the individual – you get better outcomes for patients,” said Tieman.

Families seeking information about utilizing insurance benefits at Caron and in-patient programming can call 877-369-0109 or visit caron.org. Caron also offers financial assistance to those who qualify.

About Caron Treatment Centers
Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, our mission is Recovery for Life. For more than 60 years, we have helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Caron provides a continuum of care for teens, young adults, women, men, and older adults. Caron’s signature programming provides concierge treatment for executives, healthcare professionals, older adults and first responders. In addition to the Pennsylvania campus, Caron provides services in Palm Beach County, Florida, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York City. Caron accepts several major insurance plans and provides financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information, please visit caron.org or @CaronTreatment.

Media Contact: Karen Pasternack, Senior Director of Media Relations | kpasternack@caron.org | 610-413-6938

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