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Resources and Tools for Addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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National Council for Behavioral Health

For more than 50 years, we have been working to promote health and wellness among our staff, stakeholders, members and the communities they support. With recent news of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) inviting a heightened sense of uncertainty and apprehension, that commitment has never been stronger. In this time of confusion, there is hope. And […]

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New Toolkit: A Path Forward for Appealing Denials of Coverage

February 28, 2020 | Resources | Comments
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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

Here’s a sobering truth: Sometimes insurers deny coverage of more intensive levels of care for reasons that are not consistent with the actual current community standards of care. The guidelines followed by mental health and substance use service providers and insurers – known as “utilization management standards” or “medical necessity criteria” – don’t always match […]

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