Monday, July 11, 2011
Leading From Possibility
This morning, I am meeting, along with my mental health colleagues from the other professional associations, with the head of the Managed Care Division of the Massachusetts Division of Insurance. We have been continually concerned about certain practices that the managed care and insurance companies have implemented over the years that disadvantage mental health providers.
High up on the list is the practice of 'Retroactive Payback'-a particularly burdensome and unfair practice.
There are numerous other problems that need to be addressed, as well, so we are eager to pursue this conversation with the folks at the DOI. This is just one of the many actions that the MA Chapter takes to advocate for its members and the clients we serve.
I love these meetings for the opportunity they create to bring the issues of the profession to the parties that can do something about the problems.
Carol J. Trust