Navigating the Insurance Maze
Barbara Griswold is an LMFT and a clinical member of CAMFT.
Her book entitled “Navigating the Insurance Maze” is a
useful guide to working with insurance companies. Barbara also
provides consultations and presents workshops on insurance issues.
For more information, visit her website at http://www.navigatingtheinsurancemaze.com.
Meiram Bendat is an LMFT, a California licensed attorney, and a
clinical member of CAMFT. He founded Psych-Appeal, a mental health
insurance advocacy service to assist and train clinicians and mental
health organizations throughout the United States. To date,
Psych-Appeal has helped numerous providers and their patients obtain
treatment reimbursement for medically necessary services through
expedient, cost-effective strategies when insurance companies have
balked. For more information, visit Psych-Appeals’website at
The Department of Managed Health Care
California Department of Insurance
The California Department of Managed Healthcare (DMHC) provides an
enforcement action database, which lists enforcement actions by
organization. Click here
for more information.
The DMHC also expresses certain precedent decisions. Click
here for more information.
Additionally, Consumer Watchdog has a section of their website
entitled “Holding Health Insurers Accountable. Click
here for the details.