A group of addiction treatment centers in California is launching the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition, a not-for-profit entity that aims to drive parity enforcement and improved coverage of addiction services by insurance companies.
The platitude of offering true customer service can sometimes be voided by the daily hustle and bustle associated with operational demands, industry changes and other entrepreneurial related barriers of success.
Rather than yet another study, the Cigna and ASAM research collaboration aims to leverage a trove of detailed claims data to identify the treatment variables that lead to optimal outcomes with lower costs.
During a recent behavioral healthcare related event, healthcare Attorney, Harry Nelson, talks about the fraud and questionable practices in the behavioral health industry and how it's impacting the cost of healthcare services.
Medicare and Medicaid programs have been rejecting claims for certain diagnoses. It seems the common thread for these rejections is the utilization of certain unspecified diagnoses that are obtained directly out of the DSM-5 purple book.