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Transcript of ANOREXIA
-Eating disorder (loss of appetite) &
a form self-starvation
-The cause is unknown.
-Can affect anyone
What is Anorexia (also known as Anorexia Nervosa)?
How dangerous this can be...
-Anorexia is very common
~can affects people of all ages
Can lead to death
-Severe physical body changes occur
-Many people don't realize they have anorexia
SIGNS OF ANOREXIA
-More in detailed with the problem
Health insurance criteria for Anorexia disorder.
Trying to get adequate health insurance for eating disorder.
Janell was hospitalized
-twice within a few months
The second time,
-the insurance company withdrawn coverage, discharged after 3 days.
insurer should cover anorexia
Passing Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act.
-Insurers will cover anorexic patients the same as they will to patients with physical illness.
-5 to 20% cases of anorexia leads to death
-Each yr, millions of people in U.S. are denied of
full insurance coverage
-Result in a life-threatening situation
~feeling dull, listless
~slow heart rates, low blood pressure, dizziness, stomach complications, kidney failure
~swollen cheeks, hair loss, loss of teeth, bone
-90% of those afflicted are adolescents, & women
-Over 1/2 teenage girls
-Nearly 1/3 teenage boys
-10 to 15% men
The Extent of the Problem
-Anorexia Insurance Coverage treatment process
can last up to 30 days - 6 months
-Insurance Coverage Dictates the extent of
treatment based on medical necessity
~Medical care, mental health services and
~Requires a team of specialists
-a primary care doctor, a therapist, a psychiatrist and
Patients argue that insurers don’t adequately
cover all those services.
1996 Health Insurance
Probabilty & Accountability Act
1996 Mental Health
2010 Patient Protection
Affordable Care Act
Frequently looked at by insurance companies as a
“less severe” disorder.
Leads them to deny inpatient full treatment coverage.
Most experts agree that eating disorders are the deadliest
of all mental illnesses,
~but treatments are expensive and difficult to get.
-Deliberate self starvation w/ weight loss
-Fear of gaining weight
-Sensitivity to cold
-“96.7% of specialists believe their
patients with anorexia nervosa
are put in life threatening
1. Virginia House
2. Statistic on mortality
3. Identify clear
protocols for treatment
4. Pass the Mental