Patients With Eating Disorders Face Insurance Hurdles.

The Washington Post (11/20, Kulkarni) reports that “for many of those who seek treatment for” eating disorders, “getting a full range of insurance coverage can be difficult.” Additionally, the article notes that “treatment of eating disorders is complicated because it often involves medical care, mental health services and nutritional therapy, requiring a team of specialists — often a” primary care physician, “a therapist, a psychiatrist and a dietitian.” According to the Post, “patients argue that insurers don’t adequately cover all those services, although estimates of how many patients receive coverage vary.”

Related Links:

— “Eating disorders often leave patients facing difficult insurance hurdles,”Shefali S. Kulkarni, The Washington Post, November 19, 2012.

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