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APA Resources for Helping Patients Access Care

Use these resources to help your patient access appropriate care.

  • Appealing Treatment Denials

    Strategies for appealing treatment denials from commercial health insurance carriers, including a sample letter and a patient guide.

  • APA Position Statements

    Search for official APA Position Statements about access to care issues in the APA Policy Finder.

  • Mental Health Parity

    Federal law is clear that insurers can no longer discriminate against patients with mental illness, including substance use disorders. Patients who know their rights are better equipped to protect their rights.

  • State Insurance Commissioners

    Find contact information for your State Insurance Commissioner and to seek guidance or lodge a complaint.

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