Don’t know anything about the patient side but do know that your mental health was carved out to Value Options and now will go to United Behavioral Health. I have never seen such a ridiculous system that my docs have had to go through the last few years just to be able to get authorization to see retired military and family members of those in active duty. Government has piece mealed this out to the point that it is beyond ridiculous. And Humana/Tricare has regularly reduced contract rates, I presume with the hope that providers will drop out of the networks. Fortunately the docs I choose to work with will continue, no matter what the rate.
UBH mental health providers are just beginning to see some flow of paperwork, but it is slow. Since UBH usually has their act together, I would presume it’s the government that is once again dragging its feet.
The change over endorsed by the American Psychiatric Association to take place this summer to calling Grief beyond 2 weeks a mental illness disorder is, IMO, particularly troubling for military families. My heart goes out to all of you.
Be vewy careful here with the mental health aspect. Any negative comment could set off an alarm and end up denying you your RKBA. Spousal issues, depression, aggravation that your sinus is bothering you.......... ANY sign of instability could lead to a “reportable” incident. Watch your 6.
WOW, two weeks? I have taken many losses as well as anyone I know...but 2 weeks? Talk about move along here, nothing to see.