16 Oct '11, 12am

Eating Disorders: Why Insurance Should Pay For Treatment

Eating Disorders: Why Insurance Should Pay For Treatment

In August, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that, under California’s mental health parity law, insurers must pay for residential treatment for those with eating disorders and other mental health disorders. Many other states have enacted similar laws and, indeed, the federal government did in 2008. The ruling in California is one of the first by a high federal court and is being closely watched. The defendant in the suit, Blue Shield of California, is calling for the case to be reheard, on the grounds that the decision means that insurers will have to pay for unlimited amounts of treatment, with a resulting rise in insurance costs. At least one advocate for those suffering from eating disorders says that she has seen an increase in insurance companies denying residential treatment . Insurers Wary of Costs of Treatment Residential treatment for ...

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