Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Kantor & Kantor, LLP is proud to announce that Insurance Advocate Kathleen MacDonald has been recognized for her outstanding advocacy work and activism in the eating disorders community. A cherished part of Kantor & Kantor's team, MacDonald is well-versed in the education and prevention of eating and body image issues, as well as policy relating to eating disorders and mental health ...
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  • Mental Health America announced important and exciting news in their April 18 th Press Release, celebrating the Senate's overwhelming passage (by a vote of 95-2) of the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act (S. 689). This passage marks tremendous progress as the first significant mental health legislation passed by the Senate since 2008. Developed by Senators Harkin and Alexander, S. 689 ...
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  • Eating Disorders Are Now on Radiologist's Radar

    || 15-Apr-2013

    I recently came across an article from the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) titled, "Imaging Findings in Eating Disorders." This article was developed to expose radiologists to eating disorder related imaging findings. Authors Jessica J. Kraeft, Raul N. Uppot, and Alejandro M. Heffess prepared this information in an attempt to empower radiologists with the expertise necessary to ...
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  • Tragically, many insurance companies discriminate against mental health care patients, violating the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and leaving countless Americans to suffer without proper treatment. The MHPAEA was designed to forbid this type of discrimination, prohibiting group health plans from imposing financial requirements and treatment limitations on mental health ...
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  • The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3 rd Edition, outlines each level of care, along with the criteria a patient must meet in order to require that level of treatment. Lisa Kantor, partner at Kantor & Kantor, LLP, LLP has created a tremendous documentation tool- which uses the APA Guidelines to help treatment providers ...
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  • The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius posted a promising message yesterday, explaining the significance of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in expanding mental health coverage, while encouraging a national dialogue on mental health. This dialogue is imperative to increasing awareness around mental health, and diminishing the shame and misconceptions that all too often ...
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  • Kantor & Kantor, LLP, LLP is honored to announce that Partner Lisa Kantor has been named this month's "Real Deal Role Model," a special recognition for her tireless strength in representing clients who have been denied treatment for eating disorders. Ms. Kantor sues health plans that refuse coverage for the treatment of eating disorders, or that agree to pay for treatment then deny ...
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  • Annie Seal is a dedicated advocate to insurance reform and eating disorder recovery, although this hasn't always been her calling. Annie's daughter recovered from an eating disorder, but not without a battle from their insurance company. This is her story, and the story of countless others. During her daughter's four month treatment, she was denied insurance coverage three times. This ...
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