Learn Everything About The New Deductible Law In New Mexico

Residents are no longer required to pay a copay or deductible when seeking treatment at Life Healing Center, according to the latest insurance deductible law in New Mexico (NM SB 317). Senate Bill 317, which establishes the Health Care Affordability Fund, is designed to reduce the cost of medical expenses for low- and middle-income families. This new deductible law in New Mexico also means that insurance companies will pay an increased surtax, generating new revenue at the state level and giving New Mexico a unique opportunity to invest in affordable healthcare initiatives. This will make it easier for people who are seeking treatment for behavioral health conditions to get the help they need.

The new state law on all deductibles prohibits copays and similar cost sharing for individuals who are seeking behavioral health treatment. This substance abuse law in New Mexico will make treatment services for those who have addictions and other behavioral health concerns more affordable.

Our Admissions Criteria

At Life Healing Center, we provide quality care for men, women, gender-nonconforming adults, and LGBTQ+ adults who are experiencing symptoms of mental health disorders and engaging in substance abuse. To qualify for behavioral health services at our treatment center, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be willing to enter treatment voluntarily
  • Be able to communicate in English, both written and oral
  • Be able to participate in treatment services
  • Be struggling with substance abuse or another mental health condition
  • Not have medical conditions that require a higher level of care
  • Show signs that you may benefit from treatment

Insurance Accepted

Before beginning treatment with us, we recommend giving your company’s human resources department and insurance provider a call to see if your plan includes residential treatment center (RTC) benefits. Our admissions coordinators are also available 24/7 to verify your coverage following the passing of the recent mental health law in New Mexico.

Treatment history is a huge factor for many insurance providers when considering funding RTC services. Most insurance companies require that a patient has completed or tried receiving different levels of care, such as acute inpatient, intensive outpatient programming (IOP), or partial hospitalization programming (PHP), before being eligible for RTC admission.

The cost of treatment at our facility will vary according to each patient’s health coverage, but the New Mexico insurance deductible law aims to help 23,000 uninsured residents gain access to affordable health insurance. The new state law on all deductibles also aims to lower the cost of medical expenses for an additional 71,000 New Mexicans who have health coverage through individual insurance plans.

We work with a number of providers, including Aetna, ComPsych, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Galaxy Health Network, Magellan Health, and Presbyterian. Those residing in New Mexico are no longer required to pay a copay or deductible when getting treatment from us. Our team is happy to help answer any questions you may have about this new state law on all deductibles and how it affects treatment costs.

Next Steps

After you verify your coverage and determine that Life Healing Center is right for you, call us directly or contact an admissions coordinator using the live chat feature on our website to schedule a clinical assessment. An admissions coordinator will ask you a series of questions to collect information about your medical history and past experiences with treatment. Our admissions department does this over the phone during our normal hours. We are open weekdays from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. MST and weekends from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MST.

Once our clinical and medical teams ensure that we can fulfill your specific needs, a member of our admissions team will reach out to you and share the results of your assessment. You will then be asked to secure an admission date and a spot in one of our cabins. We also ask new clients to provide a travel itinerary within 24-48 hours, as this information is necessary to reserve your spot at Life Healing Center.

Success Stories

For more than 30 years, Life Healing Center has offered evidence-based services for adults who are struggling with mental health conditions, trauma, and co-occurring addictions to drugs or alcohol. We provide comprehensive treatment and a supportive environment where our clients are treated with compassion and respect. Read some success stories here:

Saved Marriage

“I was at my wit’s end trying to help my husband deal with his trauma. Life Healing Center not only helped to heal my husband, but also helped to repair our marriage. Life Healing Center is uniquely equipped to help people like my husband.” — Josie Z.

Fresh Perspective

“There was a point in my life where I would smoke weed every day to deal with the stressors of life. After being admitted to Life Healing Center, I am no longer addicted to pot and have found the other great things that life has to offer!” — Jessie J.

Bright Future

“My son got treated for his oxycodone addiction after I found out he was soliciting prescriptions from his college friends. After admitting him to LHC, he was able to break his addiction and has found better coping mechanisms. We are looking forward to celebrating his first year of sobriety and seeing what life has in store for him. He’s going to go great places — I have the staff at LHC to thank for that!” — Shelby X.

Renewed Confidence

“I realized that I needed help. I came here as my last resort — and I’m leaving a much happier and confident person.” — Martin G.

Life Healing Center strives to empower individuals who are struggling with behavioral health concerns, addictions, and trauma to regain hope and achieve lasting recovery. If you are suffering from a mental health concern, contact us to find out more about our treatment services.

Life Healing Center strives to empower individuals who are struggling with behavioral health concerns, addictions, and trauma to regain hope and achieve lasting recovery. If you are suffering from a mental health concern, contact us to find out more about our treatment services. 

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