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Insight Treatment Center Struggles with Health Net’s Failure to Pay

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Author: Joan Borsten
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For 25 years Insight Treatment Center’s highly regarded drug and alcohol program for teenagers has kept thousands of kids off the streets, out of the legal system​, and back to their families to lead healthy and productive lives. ​Now this valuable program is threatened by health insurance...

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How Centene and Health Net’s CEO Got Rich on the Backs of California’s Out-of-Network Substance Abuse Providers and Rendered Worthless Health Net PPO Benefits

Thursday, May 11, 2017,
Author: Joan Borsten
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Much has been said and written in the last 20 months about the acquisition of Health Net Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company by Missouri-based Centene Corporation...

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Does Pay-to-patient Cost California $100m Per Year In Lost Tax Revenues?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017,
Author: Joan Borsten
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In the past 6 years, to balance the State budget, California has slashed spending for social services, health, education, state parks, state worker compensation, as well as prison and court programs. Additional tax revenues would have made a difference.

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Has Aetna Declared War on Out of Network Substance Abuse Providers?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015,
Author: Joan Borsten
Categories: Advocacy
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Until recently did you consider Aetna as reliable a partner as Cigna and United Health Care?

Remember when Aetna paid your out of network residential and outpatient level substance abuse claims according to what was “reasonable and customary” in your particular zip code or geographic location? 

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Malibu Beach Recovery Center®, Joan Borsten

Monday, April 7, 2014,
Author: Joan Borsten
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If you search for residential drug and alcohol treatment in Malibu, Calif., you will find nearly two million results. Among the first listings, you will see Malibu Beach Recovery Centers® and may be drawn in to its site by its elegant and calming blue-and-white pages and become curious about what makes it special.

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Deadly Checks from Blue Cross

Friday, October 4, 2013,
Author: Joan Borsten
Categories: Advocacy
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The new policy took effect in August 2011: Blue Cross/Blue Shield adopted a national policy of sending payments due to out-of-network providers – even when there was an assignment of benefits – to patients.

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Deadly Checks from Blue Cross

Thursday, October 3, 2013,
Author: Joan Borsten
Categories: Advocacy
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The new policy took effect in August 2011: Blue Cross/Blue Shield adopted a national policy of sending payments due to out-of-network providers – even when there was an assignment of benefits – to patients.

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