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Thursday, 1 December, 2011
Michael Gillis, MSW - Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida

Michael Gillis, MSW – Executive Director Lifeskills South Florida

Maureen Borkowski, Hazelden Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida Katie Gregory, Bridges to Recovery Whitney Goetz, Silverhill Hospital.

Maureen Borkowski, Hazelden Michael Gillis, Lifeskills South Florida Katie Gregory, Bridges to Recovery Whitney Goetz, Silverhill Hospital.

Michael Alvich and Pam Alvich, Silverhill Hospital

Michael Alvich and Pam Alvich, Silverhill Hospital

Eating Disorders a New Front in Insurance Fight

Thursday, 1 December, 2011

Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco “ruled that residential treatment was medically necessary for eating disorders…” The insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, has appealed the ruling claiming that residential treatment for eating disorders should not be viewed as medical treatment. They argue that there are few standards, a great many variations on licensing, little oversight for residential treatment programs and that eating disorder treatment is more about education than medicine. Advocates argue that residential treatment provides full time monitoring and saves lives. Read the full story…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/business/ruling-offers-hope-to-eating-disorder-sufferers.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

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