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[Article of Interest] Mental Health and Insurance: Commonly Misunderstood IllnessesBy InsuranceQuotes.orgWhen people think of care and treatment for mental illnesses, often times the more severe disorders such as depression or schizophrenia come to mind, and other lower-level chronic disorders get overlooked. The truth is there are several other mental illnesses that affect and impact a person’s quality of life and misinformation associated with them often makes it difficult for patients to navigate the world of insurance coverage for their illnesses.ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It most commonly affects children and adolescents, but can persist into adulthood.“This disorder is considered a global learning disability — as opposed to a specific learning disability in reading or math — because it affects children’s ability to learn and successfully function in multiple areas,” said board certified neuropsychologist Karen Postal.A Time health article addressed the myth of ADHD being “just another childhood behavior problem” and the need to recognize it as “a chronic serious health problem that deserves a lot more attention than it has received.”About 40% of children with ADHD have other disorders occurring as well, Postal said, which include specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, mood disorders like anxiety, and behavioral disorders. This makes it difficult to diagnose ADHD. Often, ADHD is correctly diagnosed, but the co-occurring disorder is missed.“Treatment for just the ADHD is therefore not effective in solving the child’s academic and daily problems,” she said. “Many other times, ADHD is mistaken for one of the other disorders. As an example, a child with a primary anxiety disorder might be restless, inattentive, and unable to complete tasks — not because they have ADHD — but because they are very anxious.”Insurance industries will typically cover a diagnostic evaluation, which consists of a doctor talking to the child and parents. The parents and the child’s teachers will also fill out symptom checklists. However, Postal said this clinical interview based diagnosis often misses the mark because many insurance companies won’t allow access to neuropsychological testing of cognitive function, mood, and other specific learning disabilities when the concern presented is attention problems. The lack of clear knowledge often leads to ineffective treatment for those with ADHD.AutismAutism is the most debilitating in a group of disorders called Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It is a complex developmental disorder of brain function in which sufferers have difficulties with communication, social skills, connecting interpersonally, and getting stuck in routines. Symptoms are usually recognized in children between two and six years of age, but because symptoms vary, children displaying any of the symptoms should receive further evaluation. Comprehensive assessment is critical to planning treatment, so it’s imperative to get an accurate diagnosis and early identification of autism.“Individuals on the autistic spectrum might have intellectual or other cognitive limitations, mood disorders, or attention problems that complicate treatment,” Postal said. “Understanding that a child has high intellect but profound problems understanding language will allow therapists to interact with them in a useful way. Many states require insurance companies to fund neuropsychological assessment for autistic individuals. This ensures that treatment plans are targeted to the child or adult’s specific set of difficulties.”Identifying a Need for Changes in Insurance Coverage LawsWith the difficulty patients often have of receiving diagnosis and treating mental illnesses such as ADHD and autism, getting the proper insurance coverage can often seem like a nightmare.Though some states require insurers to provide coverage for the treatment of autism, there are arguments as to who should be responsible for the care of autistic patients — some say parents, others say the school system.Though Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation, it’s one of the states that does not require insurance to cover treatment for autism.But lawmakers are looking to change that. Recently a bill was introduced that mandates autism spectrum disorder be included in the state insurance code. This will require health benefit plans to cover up to $50,000 annually for children with autism who are younger than nine and up to $25,000 for children ages nine to 18 for treatment of the condition.Unfortunately, laws themselves don’t always solve the problem, as is the case in New Jersey, where gaps in existing laws have prevented children from receiving expensive autism therapy. Family members cited different reasons: problems finding providers, a lack of widely accepted medical billing codes, and struggles dealing with insurers.No matter the issue, families and patients should stay persistent in dealing with insurers for mental health claims. A few tips to remember:-Read Your Policy. It’s important to become familiar with your insurance policy and determine what mental health benefits are included — inpatient and outpatient care, serious or non-serious diagnoses, etc.-Learn the laws in your state. Contact local mental health associations and ask about your state’s parity laws in regards to mental health.-Provide written documentation, when necessary. For example, ADHD may vary in severity. If a patient has an extreme case, they may need to show written documentation to validate required services.Pulling the Curtains Back on Eating DisordersEating disorders are some of the most challenging and misunderstood types of mental illnesses. Common misconceptions of eating disorders are that they only affect women; they’re a choice, not a disease; and that a person must be severely underweight or skinny to have one.Eating disorders are classified by symptoms with the most common types being anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and those that do not meet the same criteria, which are diagnosed as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). Binge-eating disorder is an example of an EDNOS.According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, diagnosis of eating disorders are made by trained professionals based on symptoms. However, eating disorders are often underdiagnosed, which can delay necessary treatment and sufferers often receive inadequate insurance coverage for treatment.“Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illness. The death rate from anorexia is higher than any other diagnosis,” said Jessica Setnick of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. “Physical symptoms are the most common killer — cardiac arrest or other heart complications — and suicide is the second most common reason for death. That is why eating disorders must be treated with both medical care and mental health care.”Beginning in 2014, mental health and substance abuse services must be included in the essential benefits package covered by all new health plans, but mental health parity provisions do not require coverage for all mental illnesses. This means that health plans may be able to decide whether or not to cover eating disorders.Though some states require private insurers to cover eating disorders on the same basis as other mental health policies, the majority of states do not have this requirement.“The way insurance companies are set up is a huge barrier. In most companies, the mental health benefits are administered by a totally different company — someone your carrier has contracted with,” Setnick said.For example, a patient may have insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield, but mental health care coverage through United Behavioral Health. The patient may not realize this until he or she tries to access benefits, which can really complicate things in the case of eating disorders.Then it’s the back and forth. The medical side sees the diagnosis of the eating disorder and sends the claim to the behavioral side, which only covers psychiatrists, counselors and psychiatric nurse practitioners so they don’t know what to do with a claim for seeing a dietician.Though it can get discouraging, it’s important patients and family members stay persistent in getting the health coverage they need for eating disorders. Setnick offers the following tips:-Don’t be deterred by being told you have X number of visits. Even if patients are told they have three covered visits with a dietician or counselor — which is not going to be adequate 99% of the time — they should make an appointment anyway. After three visits, the professional team, including the doctor, can get the payer’s permission for more covered visits on a case-by-case basis based on the patient’s progress and continued needs for care.-Consider “ad-hoc” coverage. When looking at in-network providers, be sure to check credentials. If none of the doctors, dieticians, or counselors are specialists in eating disorders, patients should tell their insurance providers they want “ad hoc” coverage for specialists. This means finding eating disorder specialists in the area and telling the insurance company to cover the out-of-network provider at in-network rates with the in-network deductible because there are no in-network specialists available within the patient’s network.-Keep records of everything. Patients should take note of everything they’re told over the phone, especially if it is contradictory to information they were told previously. If any problems arise later, the notes will be very valuable.-Get benefits personnel involved, if necessary. If the insurance company is impossible to communicate with, the patient sPersistence is key when attempting to get the proper coverage for mental illnesses that are often misunderstood. Patients and their families will help themselves by staying educated on current laws and policies and remaining cool, calm, and collected when dealing with insurance claims.


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[Article of Interest] Mental Health and Insurance: Commonly Misunderstood Illnesses
By InsuranceQuotes.org

When people think of care and treatment for mental illnesses, often times the more severe disorders such as depression or schizophrenia come to mind, and other lower-level chronic disorders get overlooked. The truth is there are several other mental illnesses that affect and impact a person’s quality of life and misinformation associated with them often makes it difficult for patients to navigate the world of insurance coverage for their illnesses.

ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It most commonly affects children and adolescents, but can persist into adulthood.
This disorder is considered a global learning disability — as opposed to a specific learning disability in reading or math — because it affects children’s ability to learn and successfully function in multiple areas,” said board certified neuropsychologist Karen Postal.
A Time health article addressed the myth of ADHD being “just another childhood behavior problem” and the need to recognize it as “a chronic serious health problem that deserves a lot more attention than it has received.”
About 40% of children with ADHD have other disorders occurring as well, Postal said, which include specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, mood disorders like anxiety, and behavioral disorders. This makes it difficult to diagnose ADHD. Often, ADHD is correctly diagnosed, but the co-occurring disorder is missed.
“Treatment for just the ADHD is therefore not effective in solving the child’s academic and daily problems,” she said. “Many other times, ADHD is mistaken for one of the other disorders. As an example, a child with a primary anxiety disorder might be restless, inattentive, and unable to complete tasks — not because they have ADHD — but because they are very anxious.”
Insurance industries will typically cover a diagnostic evaluation, which consists of a doctor talking to the child and parents. The parents and the child’s teachers will also fill out symptom checklists. However, Postal said this clinical interview based diagnosis often misses the mark because many insurance companies won’t allow access to neuropsychological testing of cognitive function, mood, and other specific learning disabilities when the concern presented is attention problems. The lack of clear knowledge often leads to ineffective treatment for those with ADHD.

Autism
Autism is the most debilitating in a group of disorders called Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It is a complex developmental disorder of brain function in which sufferers have difficulties with communication, social skills, connecting interpersonally, and getting stuck in routines. Symptoms are usually recognized in children between two and six years of age, but because symptoms vary, children displaying any of the symptoms should receive further evaluation. Comprehensive assessment is critical to planning treatment, so it’s imperative to get an accurate diagnosis and early identification of autism.
Individuals on the autistic spectrum might have intellectual or other cognitive limitations, mood disorders, or attention problems that complicate treatment,” Postal said. “Understanding that a child has high intellect but profound problems understanding language will allow therapists to interact with them in a useful way. Many states require insurance companies to fund neuropsychological assessment for autistic individuals. This ensures that treatment plans are targeted to the child or adult’s specific set of difficulties.”
Identifying a Need for Changes in Insurance Coverage Laws
With the difficulty patients often have of receiving diagnosis and treating mental illnesses such as ADHD and autism, getting the proper insurance coverage can often seem like a nightmare.
Though some states require insurers to provide coverage for the treatment of autism, there are arguments as to who should be responsible for the care of autistic patients — some say parents, others say the school system.
Though Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation, it’s one of the states that does not require insurance to cover treatment for autism.
But lawmakers are looking to change that. Recently a bill was introduced that mandates autism spectrum disorder be included in the state insurance code. This will require health benefit plans to cover up to $50,000 annually for children with autism who are younger than nine and up to $25,000 for children ages nine to 18 for treatment of the condition.
Unfortunately, laws themselves don’t always solve the problem, as is the case in New Jersey, where gaps in existing laws have prevented children from receiving expensive autism therapy. Family members cited different reasons: problems finding providers, a lack of widely accepted medical billing codes, and struggles dealing with insurers.
No matter the issue, families and patients should stay persistent in dealing with insurers for mental health claims.
A few tips to remember:
-Read Your Policy. It’s important to become familiar with your insurance policy and determine what mental health benefits are included — inpatient and outpatient care, serious or non-serious diagnoses, etc.
-Learn the laws in your state. Contact local mental health associations and ask about your state’s parity laws in regards to mental health.
-Provide written documentation, when necessary. For example, ADHD may vary in severity. If a patient has an extreme case, they may need to show written documentation to validate required services.

Pulling the Curtains Back on Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are some of the most challenging and misunderstood types of mental illnesses. Common misconceptions of eating disorders are that they only affect women; they’re a choice, not a disease; and that a person must be severely underweight or skinny to have one.
Eating disorders are classified by symptoms with the most common types being anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and those that do not meet the same criteria, which are diagnosed as EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified). Binge-eating disorder is an example of an EDNOS.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, diagnosis of eating disorders are made by trained professionals based on symptoms. However, eating disorders are often underdiagnosed, which can delay necessary treatment and sufferers often receive inadequate insurance coverage for treatment.
Eating disorders are the most deadly of all mental illness. The death rate from anorexia is higher than any other diagnosis,” said Jessica Setnick of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians. “Physical symptoms are the most common killer — cardiac arrest or other heart complications — and suicide is the second most common reason for death. That is why eating disorders must be treated with both medical care and mental health care.”
Beginning in 2014, mental health and substance abuse services must be included in the essential benefits package covered by all new health plans, but mental health parity provisions do not require coverage for all mental illnesses. This means that health plans may be able to decide whether or not to cover eating disorders.
Though some states require private insurers to cover eating disorders on the same basis as other mental health policies, the majority of states do not have this requirement.
“The way insurance companies are set up is a huge barrier. In most companies, the mental health benefits are administered by a totally different company — someone your carrier has contracted with,” Setnick said.
For example, a patient may have insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield, but mental health care coverage through United Behavioral Health. The patient may not realize this until he or she tries to access benefits, which can really complicate things in the case of eating disorders.
Then it’s the back and forth. The medical side sees the diagnosis of the eating disorder and sends the claim to the behavioral side, which only covers psychiatrists, counselors and psychiatric nurse practitioners so they don’t know what to do with a claim for seeing a dietician.
Though it can get discouraging, it’s important patients and family members stay persistent in getting the health coverage they need for eating disorders.
Setnick offers the following tips:
-Don’t be deterred by being told you have X number of visits. Even if patients are told they have three covered visits with a dietician or counselor — which is not going to be adequate 99% of the time — they should make an appointment anyway. After three visits, the professional team, including the doctor, can get the payer’s permission for more covered visits on a case-by-case basis based on the patient’s progress and continued needs for care.
-Consider “ad-hoc” coverage. When looking at in-network providers, be sure to check credentials. If none of the doctors, dieticians, or counselors are specialists in eating disorders, patients should tell their insurance providers they want “ad hoc” coverage for specialists. This means finding eating disorder specialists in the area and telling the insurance company to cover the out-of-network provider at in-network rates with the in-network deductible because there are no in-network specialists available within the patient’s network.
-Keep records of everything. Patients should take note of everything they’re told over the phone, especially if it is contradictory to information they were told previously. If any problems arise later, the notes will be very valuable.
-Get benefits personnel involved, if necessary. If the insurance company is impossible to communicate with, the patient s

Persistence is key when attempting to get the proper coverage for mental illnesses that are often misunderstood. Patients and their families will help themselves by staying educated on current laws and policies and remaining cool, calm, and collected when dealing with insurance claims.

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[Article of Interest] We Are the Lucky Ones
By Cristie Gallagher
In the five days before Christmas, most children try to be on their best behavior, knowing that Santa is watching. Unfortunately, my daughter couldn’t do that. Like 1 in 5 Americans, she has a mental illness. This time, she got angry and kicked a teacher. So, I’ll be sitting home with my 10-year-old the day before Christmas break as she serves a one-day home suspension.
Most of the time, you would never guess that my daughter would react in a violent way. She can light up a room when she walks in it. She is funny and can engage anyone in a conversation. She is great with little kids and they love her. She loves dolphins, and the color teal, and books and art. But she also suffers from a brain disorder that makes her mood change and prevents her from always acting or reacting the way her peers do. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and anxiety disorder since she was 8 years old.
We are one of the lucky ones because we have advocated for our daughter and it has paid off. But it is hard work. When this happened yesterday, someone said to me, “but she was doing so well.” And that is what is so difficult for people to understand about mental illness. It’s instability. Our family lives a life of uncertainty. We never know when our daughter will have a raging tantrum or several days of mania or depression. When she will get so angry she will attack me, her younger brother, our little dog. We live a life with an emergency plan in place. Neighbors ready to come in a single call. The police on speed dial. Therapists whom we can contact in a crisis who respond. We are the lucky ones.
We are an upper middle-class family living in Fairfax County — one of the wealthiest counties in the country. I have a Masters degree in public policy, have worked in the Federal government and now work at George Washington University — and yet it has been my hardest job to be my daughter’s advocate and full-time care taker.
Our family has health insurance, yet none of our mental health providers take insurance. There have been weeks - -bad weeks, like the week after I had to call the police to our house after my daughter raged for two hours and there was nothing I could do to calm her down — that our entire family has to go to therapy and the checks add up. But we are the lucky ones, because we can afford that.
We are the lucky ones — we were able to find a hospital bed when she was in third grade and suffering from mania, harming herself and others and needing her medication regulated. We were able to access county services after she was hospitalized. We can afford to pay for all four prescription drugs my daughter is on, to pay for the respite care we so badly need to catch a short break and spend time with our six year old son. We have been able to find a public school with a good special education program for the emotionally disabled and are pleased with the support and education they provide. We are the lucky ones.
But there are many families who aren’t lucky. With 1 in 5 Americans living with mental illness, we know that there are parents and children who are suffering and not talking about it.
When we had to put our daughter in the hospital I wasn’t sure what to tell people. It’s not like people sign up to bring casseroles to the mentally ill. But I did tell them. I needed help. And they did come — they brought food and support.
I began to speak out. If my daughter had any other illness I would be screaming from the rooftop for help - so why not mental illness? The mental health system is horrible. I’m terribly afraid of what is going to happen as she grows older and we hit adolescence and the older teen years, much less her twenties when services are dismal. I must be prepared. I must advocate for her. We must do better for kids like her and families like ours.
When I went looking for a support group for parents of younger children with mental health issues in Fairfax County there wasn’t one. I couldn’t believe it. So I started my own. At our third meeting, 10 parents showed up. We were desperate for support and information. We were afraid for our children. Many of us have had knives pulled on us. Our younger children have been threatened. The police know us by name. Our children are in and out of hospitals and residential treatment centers. We are looking for names of good mental health care providers. And we need support because some days, as parents, we don’t know how much longer we can do this.
Our family is one of the lucky ones. But there are so many out there who aren’t.
I am speaking out because I want others to know that there are so many families like ours who are suffering. The system must change. It is unacceptable. There is work that needs to be done. My heart goes out to all of the families at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And all the parents of children with mental illness who ache for this country to do something now before this happens again.

[Article of Interest] We Are the Lucky Ones

By Cristie Gallagher

In the five days before Christmas, most children try to be on their best behavior, knowing that Santa is watching. Unfortunately, my daughter couldn’t do that. Like 1 in 5 Americans, she has a mental illness. This time, she got angry and kicked a teacher. So, I’ll be sitting home with my 10-year-old the day before Christmas break as she serves a one-day home suspension.

Most of the time, you would never guess that my daughter would react in a violent way. She can light up a room when she walks in it. She is funny and can engage anyone in a conversation. She is great with little kids and they love her. She loves dolphins, and the color teal, and books and art. But she also suffers from a brain disorder that makes her mood change and prevents her from always acting or reacting the way her peers do. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, ADHD and anxiety disorder since she was 8 years old.

We are one of the lucky ones because we have advocated for our daughter and it has paid off. But it is hard work. When this happened yesterday, someone said to me, “but she was doing so well.” And that is what is so difficult for people to understand about mental illness. It’s instability. Our family lives a life of uncertainty. We never know when our daughter will have a raging tantrum or several days of mania or depression. When she will get so angry she will attack me, her younger brother, our little dog. We live a life with an emergency plan in place. Neighbors ready to come in a single call. The police on speed dial. Therapists whom we can contact in a crisis who respond. We are the lucky ones.

We are an upper middle-class family living in Fairfax County — one of the wealthiest counties in the country. I have a Masters degree in public policy, have worked in the Federal government and now work at George Washington University — and yet it has been my hardest job to be my daughter’s advocate and full-time care taker.

Our family has health insurance, yet none of our mental health providers take insurance. There have been weeks - -bad weeks, like the week after I had to call the police to our house after my daughter raged for two hours and there was nothing I could do to calm her down — that our entire family has to go to therapy and the checks add up. But we are the lucky ones, because we can afford that.

We are the lucky ones — we were able to find a hospital bed when she was in third grade and suffering from mania, harming herself and others and needing her medication regulated. We were able to access county services after she was hospitalized. We can afford to pay for all four prescription drugs my daughter is on, to pay for the respite care we so badly need to catch a short break and spend time with our six year old son. We have been able to find a public school with a good special education program for the emotionally disabled and are pleased with the support and education they provide. We are the lucky ones.

But there are many families who aren’t lucky. With 1 in 5 Americans living with mental illness, we know that there are parents and children who are suffering and not talking about it.

When we had to put our daughter in the hospital I wasn’t sure what to tell people. It’s not like people sign up to bring casseroles to the mentally ill. But I did tell them. I needed help. And they did come — they brought food and support.

I began to speak out. If my daughter had any other illness I would be screaming from the rooftop for help - so why not mental illness? The mental health system is horrible. I’m terribly afraid of what is going to happen as she grows older and we hit adolescence and the older teen years, much less her twenties when services are dismal. I must be prepared. I must advocate for her. We must do better for kids like her and families like ours.

When I went looking for a support group for parents of younger children with mental health issues in Fairfax County there wasn’t one. I couldn’t believe it. So I started my own. At our third meeting, 10 parents showed up. We were desperate for support and information. We were afraid for our children. Many of us have had knives pulled on us. Our younger children have been threatened. The police know us by name. Our children are in and out of hospitals and residential treatment centers. We are looking for names of good mental health care providers. And we need support because some days, as parents, we don’t know how much longer we can do this.

Our family is one of the lucky ones. But there are so many out there who aren’t.

I am speaking out because I want others to know that there are so many families like ours who are suffering. The system must change. It is unacceptable. There is work that needs to be done. My heart goes out to all of the families at Sandy Hook Elementary School. And all the parents of children with mental illness who ache for this country to do something now before this happens again.

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Art from the Edge, a virtual gallery and resource center by the creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog, is a blog dedicated to art created in and about extreme mental states. It is an open and public world wide forum for artists to share their visual and written works and their personal stories with all those interested in the connection between creativity and “edge” states.
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The creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog invite you to submit your visual art, poetry, or short fiction to Art from the Edge Now!!!

Art from the Edge, a virtual gallery and resource center by the creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog, is a blog dedicated to art created in and about extreme mental states. It is an open and public world wide forum for artists to share their visual and written works and their personal stories with all those interested in the connection between creativity and “edge” states.

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The creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog invite you to submit your visual art, poetry, or short fiction to Art from the Edge Now!!!
Art from the Edge, a virtual gallery and resource center by the creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog, is a blog dedicated to art created in and about extreme mental states. It is an open and public world wide forum for artists to share their visual and written works and their personal stories with all those interested in the connection between creativity and “edge” states.
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The creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog invite you to submit your visual art, poetry, or short fiction to Art from the Edge Now!!!

Art from the Edge, a virtual gallery and resource center by the creators of the Serious Mental Illness blog, is a blog dedicated to art created in and about extreme mental states. It is an open and public world wide forum for artists to share their visual and written works and their personal stories with all those interested in the connection between creativity and “edge” states.

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