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Eating Disorders a New Front in Insurance Fight

Eating Disorders a New Front in Insurance Fight

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…


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