Seattle Eating Disorder Attorneys
Dealing With an Insensitive Insurance Company?
Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are often devastating and require specific treatments to alleviate. The treatments required can be expensive, even with health insurance coverage. The situation will only get worse, though, if your health insurance provider does not want to take your case seriously and denies your treatment claims without due cause.
Kantor & Kantor, LLP has a team of Seattle eating disorder treatment insurance claim attorneys who are dedicated to going above and beyond for our clients when they need us the most. We know that you are going through enough as it is trying to overcome an eating disorder. To strengthen your chances of receiving the benefits coverage you deserve, we have developed a specialized legal team.
Our legal specialists focus primarily on helping clients with denied claims regarding:
- Eating disorder treatments
- Dual diagnosis treatments
Many people with eating disorders also form other dangerous behaviors, like drug dependency. Dual diagnosis treatments attempt to address eating disorders and any of their comorbid conditions. Eating disorder treatments are expensive, but dual diagnosis treatments can be even more expensive. Demand the financial coverage you require by letting our lawyers handle your claim denial and appeal.
To successfully treat an eating disorder, inpatient treatment is practically essential. The American Psychiatric Association believes that residential inpatient treatment that keeps a patient close to medical and psychological staff for at least 30 days can noticeably increase the odds of overcoming an eating disorder. Combining inpatient treatment with outpatient treatments afterward is even more effective.
Inpatient treatments are considerably effective for eating disorders, but they are also quite expensive. Many inpatient care centers average at about $30,000 a month for high-level, one-on-one care that best benefits eating disorder patients. Managing those significant costs of care practically requires insurance coverage, which means any insurance denial can be disastrous.
As experienced eating disorder insurance claim attorneys in Gig Harbor, we are familiar with what it takes to show an insurance company that inpatient procedures are medically necessary. Insurance company representatives like to say that inpatient treatments are “optional” because some patients do experience reduced symptoms without inpatient treatment. The truth is that these are isolated, unique incidents that do not disavow the importance of inpatient treatment options for the average anorexia or bulimia patient.