Subacute treatment services for alcoholism and other drug abuse are medically necessary services provided in a setting beside an inpatient hospital. Services must be a reasonable and necessary part of a treatment plan for the care of the client's drug or alcohol abuse.
HFS pays for the following types of services:
- outpatient treatment;
- intensive outpatient treatment;
- residential rehabilitation;
- subacute detoxification; and
- psychiatric diagnostic services.
HFS also covers inpatient hospitalization for detoxification (see PM 20-06-00).
Transportation is usually provided by the treatment agency. If a client asks for help with transportation, contact the treatment agency to see if they provide transportation. See PM 20-22-00 if the agency cannot provide transportation.