Quick update from Washington, DC
EDC just left Capitol Hill where we met with key administrators for parity and the implementation of ACA, Pam Hyde from SAMHSA and Sherry Glied with HHS and again raised the issue of eating disorders and continuous denial of residential and other eating disorders treatment. They told me that they appreciate us consistently raising this issue and that SAMHSA and HHS are putting a lot of resources into researching the trends of denying residential both pre and post parity. I spoke with Pam Hyde and HHS leaders on how we can work with them to remedy this issue.
We will keep up the pressure until we see results!