ComPsych Eating Disorder Coverage
Eating disorders affect millions of individuals around the world, so it’s no surprise that new treatment methods and centers are constantly being developed. An eating disorder is generally defined as a medical and psychological condition that causes sufferers to have a warped perspective of their own body and to attempt to change it by exercising unhealthy control over their consumption of food. Other forms of eating disorders may involve a complete lack of control over food consumption.
In any case, having an eating disorder disrupts the flow of your normal life and seeking professional treatment is the only way to ensure that you get back to health as soon as possible. This guide will describe the general features of ComPsych insurance coverage for eating disorder treatments.
Does ComPsych Cover Eating Disorders Rehab Programs?
ComPsych is the largest Employee Assistance Program (EAP) in the world, offering a variety of care packages to help employees get the psychological care they need. What separates ComPsych from the competition is the fact that it focuses on mental and behavioral health. Employee health is often covered by employer insurance plans, but many neglect the all-important aspect of mental health. Mental health can change not only the way you feel about yourself, but also the way your physical body functions. ComPsych understands that many problems that affect the overall health of a person are psychological in origin, and eating disorders are one of the most common.
It is estimated that more than 24 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. This staggering figure includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive overeating and others. An eating disorder is defined as any food-related behavior that causes undue preoccupation with food, weight and body image and causes such an adverse effect on your life that it is impossible to function normally. Eating disorders destroy your relationship with food and make it impossible to have a health body image.
Because these disorders are so harmful and prevalent, affecting your overall health in a variety of ways, it is relatively easy to get covered for eating disorder treatment through ComPsych. Call us at to learn more about ComPsych eating disorder treatment coverage. Our operators are standing by seven days a week to take your call and to provide you with the information you need to make this important decision about your health.
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Inpatient Treatment Length ComPsych Will Cover (28-30, 60, 90+ Day)
Inpatient care is one of the most effective and highly recommended forms of treatment for all eating disorders. Staying at an inpatient facility gives you the much-needed opportunity to step away from the stresses of daily life, focus solely on getting better and break the disruptive habits of an eating disorder.
While the length of stay varies from patient to patient as recommended by a doctor, ComPsych is one of the most well-known insurers of eating disorder treatment and covers a wide range of treatment lengths. To find out which treatment duration your ComPsych insurance policy will cover, you must first speak with your doctor as well as a ComPsych agent. ComPsych, as with all behavioral health insurance companies, generally follows physician recommendations when it comes to choosing the length of treatment that would best suit the patient. Because individual medical history and the severity of your eating disorder affect the recommended length of stay so significantly, it is impossible to guarantee coverage for any length of treatment without speaking to your ComPsych agent.
Although it varies from person to person, the most common length of stay for inpatient treatment of eating disorders is anywhere between 30 and 90 days. Thirty-day stays are usually recommended for those whose eating disorders are severe enough to require inpatient care, but not immediately fatal. For those whose eating disorders have led to such severe health complications that they are in significant danger, a much longer stay of 90 days or more may be recommended. These are general guidelines, and your doctor may recommend an entirely different length of stay depending upon your individual situation and prognosis.
ComPsych Coverage for Eating Disorders With Dual Diagnosis
Eating disorders are an incredibly complex medical issue, and many people who have an eating disorder also have another psychological disorder. Anorexia and bulimia are commonly comorbid conditions, but many people with eating disorders also suffer from depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In fact, in a recent academic study of several hundred individuals with eating disorders, it was found that 41 percent also had obsessive-compulsive disorder, and another 20 percent also had clinical social phobias.
One of the best things about choosing ComPsych for insurance coverage is that the company offers a behavioral health program that covers a variety of mental health issues. Many of the treatments that are used for eating disorders are also used to treat anxiety disorders and depression. The Managed Behavioral Health program covers treatments from an extended mental health provider network, and each employee gets a case manager who closely monitors progress and can determine which coverage options are right for that person.
Specialty Eating Disorder Treatments Using ComPsych
Because ComPsych has a program devoted entirely to behavioral health, its case managers are able to analyze the needs of each covered patient on a case-by-case basis. While there is no way to guarantee that a specific treatment will be covered without speaking to your ComPsych insurance agent and physician, the company has an excellent reputation for staying on top of the latest trends in behavioral medicine.
Some of the most effective treatments in modern psychology revolve around replacing old thought patterns with newer and healthier ones. Your physician may decide to blend an unorthodox treatment with more traditional methods such as counseling and medication. Some specialty eating disorder treatments that may be available include:
- Art and music therapy
- Group therapy
- Sports and recreational therapy
If you would like to find out more about any of these treatment options, feel free to call our 24/7 helpline at . Our representatives would be happy to help you find effective specialty treatment options in your area.
How to Cover What Insurance Doesn’t Pay For
Although ComPsych offers one of the most comprehensive behavioral health plans on the market, there is no guarantee that each and every treatment will be covered. When you find yourself financially short in terms of what your plan will cover and what you need to pursue recovery from your eating disorder, consider asking your chosen health care facility for financial assistance. Depending on your income level, many doctors will offer free or discounted services to patients who meet their criteria as a tax-deductible act of charity. Others offer special financing plans with competitive interest rates. When all else fails, you can apply for a line of medical credit that will allow you to spread out your payments over time.
Verify Insurance Coverage and Find the Best Treatment Programs
The best way to figure out what you can get covered by using ComPsych for eating disorder coverage plan is to speak with your employer’s human resources department or directly to a ComPsych agent. The company has been around since 1984, and they serve more than 55 million people and 20,000 organizations around the world.
If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, and you want to find out more information on treatment options and ComPsych coverage, call today. Our toll-free helpline is available 24/7, and we would love to speak with you to help you learn more about ComPsych and treatment options available in your area.