With more than 50 percent of all Americans suffering from a mental illness during their lifetime, mental health and substance disorder treatment should be available to everyone.
Yet health insurance companies are frequently at odds with patient care. Mental health parity laws at the state level as well as within the Affordable Care Act place mental health treatment on par with medical care. But health insurers often operate on a business model that encourages denials of coverage and delays in reimbursements, or ignores claims altogether. This prevents patients from receiving the treatment they urgently require.
Putting People First
That’s where Psych-Appeal comes in. Founded by a practicing attorney with a background in mental health, Psych-Appeal is uniquely qualified to help patients, clinicians, and treatment facilities navigate the complex process of challenging insurance company denials. Our extensive knowledge of both mental health care and the law provides clients with a distinct advantage when facing unjust claims denials.
Psych-Appeal affiliates with the country’s leading law firms as well as with the Parity Implementation Coalition, the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, and Patrick J. Kennedy to curb discrimination against mental illness and to expand access to meaningful treatment.