Wickenburg, Ariz. — Remuda Ranch, a treatment center for women and girls who struggle with eating and anxiety disorders, has announced a new agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
The contract is effective May 15, 2011, for inpatient and partial (PHP). Covered healthcare services received at Remuda Ranch by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona members will now be made available at the in-network level of benefits.
Remuda Ranch is dedicated to working with its patients to understand their benefits, regardless of the carrier, and will continue to expand its network with other insurance providers.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, provides health insurance products, networks or services to more than 1.2 million people who will now have the option to receive treatment at Remuda Ranch at the in-network level of benefits.
The new agreement also allows Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona members to receive covered services at Remuda Ranch at the in-network level of benefits (please note HMO members have different benefits); providing millions more women and girls with more affordable access to Remuda Ranch's custom approach to eating disorder treatment and recovery.
"Women and girls come to us suffering from the daily struggle of living with the lifelong illness of an eating disorder," said Brian Beutin, CEO of Remuda Ranch. "Sadly, many of them have not received the treatment they deserve because of the financial burden of recovery. We are so thrilled to contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and provide more individuals with a network option for treatment."
Located in the Sonoran desert of Arizona, Remuda Ranch has provided treatment for over 10,000 women and girls with eating and anxiety disorders. For more than 20 years, the ranch has provided individualized treatment by a multi-disciplined team of psychiatrists, primary care providers, registered dietitians, therapists, psychologists and registered nurses that are dedicated to providing assistance and support 24 hours a day. The new contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona will allow more patients to access Remuda Ranch's same high quality programs with lower out-of-pocket costs.
"We've been able to treat over ten thousand patients with eating disorders by using a patient-centered, individualized, team approach that works," said Dr. Yong Lee, M.D., Medical Director of Remuda Ranch. "This new agreement allows greater access for many more women and girls, that struggle with eating disorders, that otherwise might have been limited by the financial barriers of using out-of-network healthcare services. I welcome the new patients that can now access the care, experience and expertise that we are known for."
For more information on Remuda Ranch and its affordable treatment plans, please call 800-445-1900 or visit www.remudaranch.com.