Monday, March 17, 2008

Got 300.7?

[Welcome Industry Radar readers!]

How about 302.79? Maybe you participate in a bit more risky things such as 302.4, or 302.3.

Help may be on the way.

The U.S. House has passed a mental health parity bill that is on its' way to the Senate.

"It's a civil rights bill for people with mental illnesses and chemical addiction. It forces insurance companies to treat them as they treat others."

Carriers have long resisted covering psychiatric disorders as any other illness for two primary reasons.

In many cases, diagnosis is an inexact science. Psych disorders usually cannot be diagnosed from an X-ray or other testing used for physical conditions.

Depending on the condition, treatment is palliative but may not have a cure. Treatment can go on for years without improvement and can be quite expensive.

According to the NIMH it is estimated that 26.2% of the U.S. population suffers from "a diagnosable mental disorder."

This would include those who have 302.89.

Or V65.2.

It's enough to make one 303.00
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