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Taming the Wild West of Managed Care | The Dorm and Austen Riggs Center

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June 7, 2021
Eric M. Plakun
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*On March 22, 2022 the Ninth Circuit Court reversed the US District Court for the Northern District of California’s February 2019 decision in Wit v. United Behavioral Health. To read more about this development and what it could mean to you, visit: www.austenriggs.org/news/the-reversal-of-wit-v-ubh
A special presentation co-hosted by The Dorm, a young adult mental health treatment community, and the Austen Riggs Center.
Insurance companies regularly deny access to mental health treatment that you determine to be medically necessary for your patients. In this presentation, Eric M. Plakun, MD, explores the “game-changing” impact that the verdict in the Wit v. United Behavioral Health class action suit can have on access to care and insurance coverage for your patients.
In this discussion, we will:
  • Understand the legislation and litigation that are beginning to rein in managed care excesses
  • Discover the practical and far-reaching implications of the Wit case
  • Learn how to leverage the Wit decision and mental health parity laws to create more equitable access to mental health care for your (and other) patients