People seeking treatment for eating disorders seldom have the resources to pay for appropriate therapy. They often need extended residential treatment followed by proper step-down treatment. Few health plans understand eating disorders to appreciate the standard of care and are reluctant to pay for the proper time in residential treatment. This tension creates an undesirable atmosphere at a time when cooperation between patients, treatment professionals, and insurers is essential for a patient's full recovery. In this teleconference, Lisa Kantor, JD, the leading eating disorders litigation specialist in the country outlines how patients and treatment providers can learn to better navigate insurance to obtain eating disorders treatment.
Lisa Kantor is a principal with the law firm of Kantor & Kantor LLP in Los Angeles, CA. She is a tireless advocate on behalf of eating disorder sufferers who have been unfairly denied insurance coverage and reimbursement for necessary expenses related to medical care for recovery from an eating disorder. Lisa received her Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law and was awarded a Dillard Fellow. In her own words, this busy and prolific professional says, "I always have time for eating disorder matters." www.kantorlaw.net