In this webinar, three experts with intimate knowledge of the case, discuss how the ruling curbs the power of insurance companies to decide what standards of care are appropriate, and provide insights on how caregivers can use the verdict to advance access to care for their patients.
Below, you will find conference presentation recordings (edited for public viewing) and a number of additional resources from the Austen Riggs Center’s Virtual 2020 Fall Conference–Suicide: Culture & Community.
Caroline E. Reynolds, Esq., explains the theory of the case, in which UBH (Optum), the nation’s largest behavioral health claims administrator, was found liable for breaching its fiduciary duties to its insureds by developing and using medical necessity criteria that were pervasively more restrictive than generally accepted standards of care.
Carol Gilligan, PhD, gives a Keynote Presentation and raises issues addressed in the recent book she co-edited, The Crisis of Connection, noting a societal shift in the relationship between the “me” and the “we” in our culture. Dr. Gilligan also links her comments to Erikson, who was one of her mentors.