HHS updates the FAQ the day after we post the following.
It’s hard enough to get insurance companies to abide by The Law (otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act) when it comes to including licensed integrative healthcare professionals in their provider networks.
Got a story of insurance denial? Share it in our Stories Album. Help paint the picture of patient experiences across the country that show how much remains to be done to end discrimination in the states.
We’ve just added a thorough FAQ that explains the purpose and intention of Section 2706, its benefits for both providers and patients of integrative care, and why it has experienced difficulty being implemented in US states since it became active Jan. 1, 2014.
Hawaii Senate bill 1217, which began life as a state-based version of Section 2706 — to ensure that insurers include all types of state-licensed providers in their plans — has passed through state senate committee review and has been re-fashioned to focus on support explicitly for naturopathic physicians (NDs).
Our parent the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC) has formulated and adopted a powerful statement of client-centered service that embraces the purposeful collaboration and compassion that are central to establishing an optimal — and sustainable — Equitable Health Partnership with every person in the care of all health practitioners.
Introducing the 2706 Toolkit, a resource for anyone interested in advancing the purpose of Section 2706: educating state officials, insurance executives and local media; joining or forming groups of advocates and make The Case for the demonstrated benefits that come with greater access to licensed providers of patients’ choosing.