If someone is denied due to medical necessity or if managed care is refusing to pay, is there an appeals process?
Yes. The first step in the appeals process would be to initiate a discussion with the managed care company. If this is unsuccessful, a formal appeals process can then be instituted. Managed care has created external and internal appeals processes. It's important to recognize that the formal appeals process can be lengthy and time-consuming.
Contact information for a specific plan's appeals department can be found on the MCO matrix at matrix.ctacny.org.