Eating Disorder Treatment & Insurance Issues in California
Kantor & Kantor, LLP Understands This Difficult Time
Dealing with, and seeking treatment for eating disorders can be emotionally and financially devastating. When your health insurance company gives you a hard time, or when it denies payment for benefits, matters only go from bad to worse.
Kantor & Kantor, LLP can help you to become familiar with mental health parity laws, be knowledgeable about what services are available to you through your insurance company, and become an advocate for your health.
For many clients, residential treatment is the most appropriate and effective level of care for treatment of their eating disorder and related conditions. Contact us today for more information!
The American Psychiatric Association’s Practice Guidelines include residential treatment as an essential step in the spectrum of treatment for eating disorders, falling between inpatient hospital care and outpatient care. Professionals involved in the treatment of eating disorders have produced concrete evidence that residential care treatment is optimal to prevent relapses and promote healing because it addresses both medical and psychological issues. Some insurers ignore this accepted standard of care, however, providing coverage only for hospitalization or outpatient care.