Delware DOJ launches program to help curb substance abuse

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Delaware’s Department of Justice has launched a new program to help people who have been denied insurance coverage for substance abuse treatments. Delawareans who have been denied coverage for substance abuse programs can now contact the DOJ to see if theyre eligible for assistance in getting insurance or Medicaid coverage for treatments. The new program is thought to be the first of its kind in the country.

The DOJ will retain attorneys and other professionals to help appeal treatment benefit denials by private insurance carriers or the state’s Medicaid program. Initial screening of cases will be done by DOJ personnel, and the legal work will be performed by attorneys under contract with DOJ.

Delawareans who have been denied coverage for substance abuse treatment can contact DOJ’s program by: