Dear Association Executives - We wanted to inform you that on Wednesday, February 12, we will be releasing a new toolkit that will empower mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) organizations to claim and exercise their role as expert authorities on generally accepted standards of care.
This toolkit provides a compelling argument for upholding generally accepted standards of care and practical tools for implementing an effective appeal strategy, including appeal letter templates and insurance claim review talking points.
The recommended approach supplements general appeal guidance with important findings from the landmark federal court case, Wit v. UBH. This groundbreaking ruling established a clear set of generally accepted standards of care that is consistent with widely accepted professional sources of standards.
This resource was developed with my guidance and input from a number of MH/SUD organizations. Feel free to explore our toolkit (attached), though we ask that you hold off on sharing it until February 12. For more information, or if you have any questions, please let me know.
Dr. Joe Parks Medical Director National Council for Behavioral Health