Understanding Health Insurance for Behavioral Health and Addiction/Substance Use Disorder
Do you know anyone who is struggling to understand what insurance will or won’t cover for loved ones in treatment for addiction or mental health challenges? Whether resident or outpatient, people have very specific hurdles to jump through when it comes to understanding coverage for addiction/substance use disorder and behavioral health issues.
Scott Leshin, founder and CEO of SJ Health Insurance Advocates
., held a session
on health insurance for addiction/substance use disorder and behavioral health issues. SJ Health Insurance Advocates works with over 200 treatment programs nationally. Scott will discuss various types of health insurance plans, how to read through your certificate of coverage, how to win an appeal, and the overall health insurance landscape as it relates to substance abuse and mental health.
SJ Health Insurance Advocates (SJHIA) is a health insurance claims management and advocacy firm founded by Scott Leshin. Scott left a 16 year career on Wall Street to work in health insurance after discovering ﬁrst hand how broken the health insurance industry is while trying to seek reimbursement for his son Sam who has cerebral palsy.
Moderator: Harriet Gordon
As a parent, Harriet Gordon has been facilitating support groups for nearly seven years in the DC/MD/VA area. Her group is for families who have a loved one who has been through, or is currently in, the long-term treatment program of Caron Renaissance in Boca Raton, Florida. Harriet’s day job is documentary filmmaking, where she has worked all over the world for British, European and American television.