Amerinet Rehab and Eating Disorder Coverage


Amerinet Rehab and Eating Disorder Coverage


Eating disorders have the twin distinction of being among the most prevalent and deadly of all mental illnesses. This means that it’s absolutely imperative to diagnose and treat anorexia and bulimia as quickly as possible,

If you’ve developed habits such as overzealous calorie counting, hiding food, excessive exercise or skipping meals, you may have an undiagnosed eating disorder. Fortunately, there are a wide array of effective treatments available — you just need to reach out for help. Once you’ve decided to seek treatment, the next step is a thorough review of your insurance coverage.

Common Treatments for Eating Disorders

There is no universal, once size fits all approach to treating eating disorders, so it’s important to find the approach that best suits your medical and lifestyle requirements. Some of the more common treatment approaches include:

  • Inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient rehab
  • Residential rehab
  • Art, music or equine therapy
  • Luxury rehab
  • Medication
  • Group therapy
  • Solo therapy
  • Behavioral modification therapy

If your eating disorder is relatively mild or new, outpatient rehab may be the best choice, as it offers flexibility. If you’re struggling with a deeper problem, inpatient rehab may be the better option, as treatment is more intense. Additionally, eating disorders are often attached to other underlying mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression, or substance abuse. Because of this, it’s often best to seek a comprehensive treatment path — something which may include medical detox, or a combination of treatment options.

If you’re unsure which recovery plan is best for you, contact your physician, counselor or insurer.

Will Amerinet Pay for Eating Disorder Treatment?

Eating disorders are among the most prevalent mental illnesses, so most insurance carriers, including Amerinet, offer coverage as part of their behavioral health offerings. The scope of your coverage is tied to the specifics of your plan, however, so it’s important to verify your coverage details before moving ahead. The caps for outpatient and inpatient rehab may vary considerably, and deductibles and co-payments differ from plan to plan. Many carriers also do not offer luxury rehab, or other less common options.

The Next Step

If you’re struggling with an eating disorder and have interest in inpatient or outpatient rehab services, please visit Amerinet’s website for more information.


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