Delaware considers substance abuse insurance coverage

State officials are proposing revisions to Delaware’s insurance code to ensure that people struggling with opioid addiction get the treatment they need.

Attorney General Matt Denn on Wednesday also called for the creation of a new oversight committee to help identify and target medical providers who are overprescribing prescription painkillers.

One bill requires insurers to provide at least 14 days of coverage for medically necessary inpatient treatment for substance abuse, without requiring prescreening, referrals or prior authorization.

Read the full story at NBC 10 Philadelphia: Delaware Officials Eye Substance Abuse Insurance Coverage | NBC 10 Philadelphia

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