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Unread 03-29-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
AprilC
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Question Doctors that take Medicaid

How would I go about locating a suboxone doctor that takes medicaid. I am on subs , but I am helping a friend who wants to switch from methadone to subs. I have a list of doctors in her area, but is there an easier way to find out if the accept medicaid, rather than calling all 109 of them??? Any info is greatly appreciated!
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Unread 03-30-2015, 04:57 AM   #2
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Wow 109! Surely some of them might take it. I am from PA and the majority of doctors did not take it. There was one that did but had a waiting list a mile long. I ended up paying 200 a month when I was on it.

You can always try an Internet search including Medicaid. I know when I was looking for a new medical doctor in my new town I moved to, a lot of the websites with info on the doctors do include what insurance they accept. Perhaps try that, but unfortunately calling around will be able to tell you if there is a waiting list or not, but with 109 in your area hopefully you won't encounter that. Good luck!
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Unread 03-30-2015, 07:03 AM   #3
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Hi AprilC, you could try the matching system: www.treatmentmatch.org
Put in the 'statement to the doctor' the name of the medicaid provider.

Have you tried calling the insurance company to see if they can give you a list. Some people have asked local pharmacists if they knew of anyone.

Other than that, it's calling the doctors on the list. Can you split the list with your friend to make it less burdensome on you? As someone who has called many doctors in many states over the years - if you do end up calling doctors, don't be discouraged. For many of the lists (especially the SAMHSA list) the doctors are in charge of updating their information and many don't. You'll probably some out of service numbers. You may also run into some rude receptionists. Just ignore them and move to the next number.

One last thought. If your friend has any cash, s/he might want to pay up front and then get reimbursed through the insurance company. Just be sure that his/her insurance company does reimbursement and that they will still cover the meds if s/he doesn't go to a medicaid provider.

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Unread 04-17-2015, 04:28 PM   #4
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i live in louisiana i am on medicaid do anyone know any dr, that take medicaid please help
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Unread 04-17-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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Mama,

Read Nancy's reply to another person that asked a similar question. You should be able to find a provider if you follow her directions.

--Morphing

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Hi AprilC, you could try the matching system: www.treatmentmatch.org
Put in the 'statement to the doctor' the name of the medicaid provider.

Have you tried calling the insurance company to see if they can give you a list. Some people have asked local pharmacists if they knew of anyone.

Other than that, it's calling the doctors on the list. Can you split the list with your friend to make it less burdensome on you? As someone who has called many doctors in many states over the years - if you do end up calling doctors, don't be discouraged. For many of the lists (especially the SAMHSA list) the doctors are in charge of updating their information and many don't. You'll probably some out of service numbers. You may also run into some rude receptionists. Just ignore them and move to the next number.

One last thought. If your friend has any cash, s/he might want to pay up front and then get reimbursed through the insurance company. Just be sure that his/her insurance company does reimbursement and that they will still cover the meds if s/he doesn't go to a medicaid provider.

Nancy
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