By Market Intelligence Team

OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News UnitedHealth Group has instituted a new policy of giving doctors final say regarding patient care, but excludes mental health coverage from that policy. The move has provoked outcry among therapists and advocates who have long protested managed care’s stringent restrictions. Some cite a bias against mental health care. UnitedHealth officials defend the exclusion, noting they have yet to study how their new policy would affect individuals seeking counseling or psychiatric care. The company is concerned that costs would . . .
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OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News UnitedHealth Group has instituted a new policy of giving doctors final say regarding patient care, but excludes mental health coverage from that policy. The move has provoked outcry among therapists and advocates who have long protested managed care’s stringent restrictions. Some cite a bias against mental health care. UnitedHealth officials defend the exclusion, noting they have yet to study how their new policy would affect individuals seeking counseling or psychiatric care. The company is concerned that costs would . . .
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