Ann Doucette, Attempted Suicide, Bi-Polar Disorder, Employees, Health Insurance, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Health Plans, Medical Costs, Sara Rosenbaum, Source-Of-Injury Exclusions, Suicide
Despite Law, Health Plans Refuse Medical Claims Related To Suicide, by Michelle Andrews, NPR Health News
Dealing with the aftermath of a suicide or attempted suicide is stressful enough. But some health plans make a harrowing experience worse by refusing to cover medical costs for injuries that are related to suicide, even though the federal health law doesn’t allow such exclusions, legal and government analysts say.
Yet patients or their loved ones often don’t realize that.