Seeking Coverage for Mental Health Claims – An Interview with Brian Hufford
As discussed in Samantha Gerencir’s recent post “Making Mental Health Parity a Reality – the Challenge Continues,” patients seeking coverage for mental health conditions continue to face an uphill battle. For many years, the health care system has prioritized coverage for physical ailments over behavioral health issues.
During Mental Health Awareness Month, partner D. Brian Hufford sat down with Mountainside Treatment Center, one of the nation’s leading addiction treatment and rehabilitation providers, to discuss accessibility to treatment, federal and state regulations regulating insurance coverage for mental health needs, and strategies for patients to obtain adequate coverage. Brian shares insights into how individuals can push for coverage reviews, how to approach the appeals process, and how to advocate for mental health parity.
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