Table 6-3 Some Availability of Psychosocial Services in Health and Human Services Sectors and from Informal Supports

Service Medicare Medicaid/ SCHIP Private Insurance
Provision of Information (e.g., on cancer-related treatments, health, and psychosocial services)
Peer Support for People with a Cancer Diagnosis
Counseling/ Psychotherapy Covered benefit with limits Covered benefit with limits Coverage depends on policy
Pharmacological Management of Mental Symptoms Covered benefit with limits Covered benefit with limits Coverage depends on policy
Health Behavior Interventions Included as part of Evaluation and Management (E/M) services, Health and Behavior (H/B) Interventions, and additional services from managed care plans
Medical Supplies Some coverage Some coverage Coverage depends on policy
Transportation Some coverage in almost all states
Family and Caregiver Support Family education included as part of E/M services, services from managed care plans
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Part-time or intermittent assistance reimbursed under certain circumstances Some reimbursement under Medicaid’s “personal care” benefit and state-specific waivers of federal law Not typically covered unless insured has long-term care insurance


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