Using MVP Health Care for Anorexia Treatment

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MVP Health Care is a non-profit health insurance company dedicated to providing innovative health plans to support the wellness of its members. With the help of its subsidiaries, MVP is able to offer self-funded and fully insured employer benefit plans, ancillary products and dental insurance to more than 750,000 clients in Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and across the country. No matter what type of plan you may have, you can be assured of responsive customer service, quality health care and a devoted approach to achieving a sense of well-being.

MVP’s access to hospitals and a dedicated team of doctors and other medical professionals ensures you can receive care anytime and anywhere you need it most. You can find your own doctor in the company’s local network of medical practitioners. The network is made up of about 4,000 doctors and other health care professionals in the area of Rochester, New York.

It’s very easy for you to seek treatment through MVP’s national network of hospitals and doctors, so you will have peace of mind knowing you will be covered even if you travel frequently or reside outside of Rochester. During times of medical emergencies, MVP may offer coverage even if you live outside the United States.

MVP Health Care Anorexia Coverage

According to South Carolina Department of Mental Health, roughly 8 million Americans have eating disorders, 7 million of whom are female. In addition, about 50 percent of all Americans personally know someone suffering from an eating disorder, such as anorexia. If this is your case and you want to end your loved one’s suffering, there is hope. Talk to us by calling our helpline at , so we can help you locate the best treatment facility for your situation.

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Does MVP Health Care Cover Anorexia Rehab Programs?

Yes, MVP Health Care often covers rehab for anorexia, but be aware that behavioral health services provided by the network are managed by ValueOptions for members having New Hampshire and New York Commercial, Medicare Advantage and Self-Funded plans. You will know which organization will handle your behavioral health coverage by looking up the name of the organization on the back of your MVP ID card.

As laid down by the MVP Health Care Provider Resource Manual, ValueOptions takes care of all authorizations and behavioral health referrals for MVP, with the exception of Vermont members. To obtain help identifying which association is going to handle your anorexia treatment, speak to our friendly agents at .

Inpatient Treatment Length MVP Health Care Will Cover (28-30, 60, 90+ Day)

Keep in mind that any inpatient admission requires prior authorization. Before you call your insurance provider, you and the counselor at a treatment center will work out a treatment plan that is designed to meet your needs. The two of you will have a private talk to discuss your problem. The counselor will propose a treatment duration that he/she thinks is long enough to address your eating disorder, and then the proposed length of stay in a rehab facility must be approved by MVP.

If you are unsure whether or not your health insurance covers your anorexia treatment, feel free to call our helpline at . This helpline is available to assist you on how to find help in treating an eating disorder problems.

MVP Health Care Coverage for Anorexia Dual Diagnosis

According to the National Institutes of Health, people with eating disorders are approximately 50 percent more likely to have a comorbid drug or alcohol abuse problem. If you had such a dual diagnosis, you would have to undergo detox first before full-scale treatment can be set in motion.

As specified in the MVP Health Care Insurance policy guide, MVP works with a limited number of drug or alcohol addiction centers through ValueOptions, a national network of mental and behavioral health care providers. Bear in mind that your treatment may not be covered if you enroll in a treatment center that is not supported by your coverage policy.

Specialty Anorexia Treatment Using MVP Health Care

ValueOptions has access to a huge network of more than 50,000 health care providers. Although some patients may be happy to enroll in a standard treatment facility, others may opt for executive treatment centers or luxury treatment facilities. Here are some of the deluxe services offered by luxury treatment programs:

These plush amenities may prove beneficial if you are required to stay in treatment for a long period of time. An executive treatment center is designed with business professionals and executives in mind, who are used to a high standard of living. They have reputations to safeguard in the corporate world, so their treatment is fully discreet and confidential. No outside party will know you are in anorexia treatment unless you divulge it yourself. At a luxury or executive treatment facility, you are given the chance to interact with your business partners and clients and handle your projects while undergoing rigorous treatment for your eating disorder. The big difference is that such treatment is done in the utmost comfort.

If you want to find out if executive or luxury treatment is covered in your plan, please feel free to contact us through our helpline at .

How to Cover What Insurance Doesn’t Pay For

Some treatment centers may work with you to develop an affordable payment plan. Co-financing is another option you may want to explore. Of course, if you don’t have sufficient insurance to cover the full payment of your anorexia treatment, you will have to pay out of pocket.

Verify Insurance Coverage and Find the Best Treatment Centers

Your chosen health care providers are going to verify your health insurance to protect their financial interests. They will require you to show your health insurance card to know which organization handles your policy. Then they would call your insurer to find out if you are indeed covered and at what coverage level. Your doctors may also ask you if you have secondary insurance and verify it in the same manner that your primary insurance is verified, making a note of the percentages and amounts covered by your secondary insurance.

Before you can confidently say you have found the best treatment program for your anorexia, you need to gain some insights into what an effective treatment involves. This normally entails a combination of psychotherapy and attention to nutrition and medication. Preferably, care should be catered directly to your personal needs, which could vary based on the degree of your disorder, problems and strengths.

Psychological counseling is an important aspect of your recovery. It should address not only the symptoms associated with your disorder but also the underlying interpersonal, psychological and cultural aspects that might have caused your problem in the first place. You need to learn the skills needed to eat a proper amount of food and live peacefully with yourself.

Many patients with anorexia respond well to nutritional counseling, support groups and psychiatric medications under the guidance of health care professionals. Outpatient therapies, such as group, individual or family therapy, as well as medical management by experts work well for other patients.

If your anorexia has caused life-threatening physical problems or if it is connected to severe psychological or behavioral issues, hospital-based care may be deemed fit for you. Such care normally includes partial hospitalization or intensive residential care in a specialty facility. Since your treatment needs vary from those of others even with the same condition, you should locate a medical practitioner whom you can trust to see you through your afflictions.

If you think verifying your insurance coverage and finding the best treatment facility for your eating disorder is an arduous task, seek outside help. Call us today at to find out if your treatment is covered by MVP. The best treatment program may be just within your reach.