Using Humana for Anorexia Treatment
Humana is one of the largest health insurance providers in the country and offers a variety of health care options to provide customers with the best possible outcomes and the most effective and affordable treatments, no matter what the condition in question. Humana offers a variety of options for mental health treatment coverage, and it seeks to educate its customers on mental health treatments and on recognizing issues and symptoms.
For information about how Humana can help you get the proper treatment and coverage, please do not hesitate to call us at (. We are available 24/7and ready to assist you at any time.
Using Humana for the Treatment of Anorexia
Specific coverage may vary according to your plan, the facility in which you choose to get treatment, and your medical diagnosis or assessment by a behavioral health specialist. This assessment is crucial to how your treatment plan progresses and should be done as quickly as possible if you believe you or your loved one may be suffering from anorexia nervosa.
The Mayo Clinic lists a variety of symptoms or warning signs that you or your loved one may be suffering from anorexia or engaged in behavior patterns that will lead to development of the disorder. These symptoms and warning signs include the following:
- Obsessive concern with weight or seeming fat. Among one of the most telling signals that you or your loved one may be suffering from anorexia or engaged in behaviors that could lead to the disorder is an overruling concern about weight and physical appearance in regard to being fat.
- Maintaining a consistent weight below the minimum healthy amount. This is the physical consequence of the condition above and can lead to serious medical complications involving organ failure, heart damage and even death.
- Physical symptoms such as dehydration, fatigue and vomiting. When the digestive system is put under duress through lack of proper nutrition, the physical symptoms can be severe. However, some may be seemingly innocuous, such as the growth of light downy hair all over the body in order for the body to keep warm when heat cannot be generated because of lack of nutrition.
- Excessive or obsessional exercise routines or habits. As part of the obsession with body image, those suffering from anorexia become maniacal about their exercising habits, making an already weakened body more vulnerable.
- Absence of a period in women for three cycles. Because of lack of nutrition, the body cannot function properly, and in women, the absence of menstrual cycles is one of many serious medical conditions that will only worsen as the disorder progresses
Humana has a network of participating behavioral health facilities that are covered under each specific plan, but you or your loved one may be able to use a facility that is not included among the participating networks and still get some coverage. Coverage may differ between individual plans and employment group plans. If you need help choosing a treatment that will best suit your financial situation, you can call a Humana caseworker or call our helpline at . We are available 24/7. Do not let questions about coverage prevent you from seeking treatment. We are here to help.
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Does Humana Cover Anorexia Nervosa Rehab Programs?
According to the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality, hospitalizations for eating disorders such as anorexia rose steadily from 1999 to 2007. These hospitalizations increased as much as 119 percent for those under 21 and 47 percent in adults between ages 45 and 64.
While Humana does offer coverage for anorexia nervosa rehab programs, the type of program, coverage and treatment will be determined by the patient along with a team of health professionals and a Humana caseworker after a professional assessment.
Inpatient Treatment Length Humana Will Cover
Residential or inpatient treatment costs $30,000 a month on average, and only part of this will be covered by most insurance plans. Depending on the seriousness of the condition, past therapy and responses to current treatment, patients may require inpatient treatment that lasts up to three months.
The length of your inpatient treatment depends on the initial assessment and the factors mentioned above. Among the most important of these factors is your response to the initial treatment. The sooner a patient is diagnosed and treated, the more effective any treatment can be, but the initial medical evaluation is only one of several steps throughout the treatment process. A Humana representative in consultation with the health care professionals involved in your treatment will help you find the most effective treatment depending on the exact nature of your condition.
Humana Coverage for Bulimia Dual Diagnosis
Patients who suffer from anorexia are often diagnosed with co-occurring conditions that if untreated could not only make the eating disorder more dangerous but also make the patient more susceptible to relapses. Such comorbid conditions include:
- General anxiety disorder
- Substance addiction
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
These dual diagnoses require more intensive care than a singular diagnosis, and inpatient treatment is often recommended after an evaluation. Specific treatments are best geared toward particular combinations, and treating the conditions on an individual basis may not yield the best results. Before you decide on a treatment plan, you should undergo a thorough consultation with health care professionals and consult your Humana insurance representative.
Specialty Anorexia Treatments Using Humana
Some studies have shown that family-based or at-home treatments for adolescents suffering from anorexia were more effective than individual therapy. This type of therapy is less expensive because the family members are part of the treatment team and serve as monitors and support providers under the guidance of a professional therapist.
This is one of many options that can be recommended by health care professionals after a medical evaluation. Costs of treatments vary, but Humana offers options for covering mental health treatment, and financing options may be available. It’s important to work with Humana eating disorder coverage to establish the treatment plan that is best suited for you.
According to the Mayo Clinic, some specialty treatments include:
- Nutritional education
- Massage therapy
While some of these alternatives may only be partially covered or not covered at all by your insurance, please do not hesitate to give us a call at to set up the eating disorder treatment you need.
How to Cover What Insurance Doesn’t Pay For
If you are suffering from anorexia or think you have symptoms that make you susceptible to the disorder, you should seek evaluation and treatment immediately regardless of your perceived ability to pay or your insurance coverage. Afterward, your team of health care professionals in consultation with a Humana caseworker and your family will come up the best and most cost-effective treatment plan. Many options are available to deal with paying what the insurance may not cover, including private and public funds, payment plans and further coverage. However, it is important that you take the first step to get help as soon as possible. To know more about the benefits of of using Humana insurance for eating disorder treatment, call our 24/7 helpline today.
Verify Insurance Coverage and Find the Best Treatment Centers
The choice of treatment will depend on a variety of factors and can only be fully explored once you have decided to seek treatment by giving us a call. With anorexia, intervention at an early stage is critical.
To verify insurance coverage for the most effective treatment for anorexia, the first step is to get a professional assessment or to call us at to begin the process of seeking treatment. We are here 24/7, so begin the process by calling now.