Living a life filled with fear does things to the body. I have a number of chronic health issues, and the stress from this is exacerbating those health issues. Please, if you are reading this then you have either an interest in the topic, or are experiencing it yourself. Remember these key things. It’s not your fault. The way that you feel, about yourself and your child is perfectly normal. Seek help. Talk to a therapist, a doctor, your priest or rabbi, heck, talk to Harvey the Rabbit if it helps. But talk to someone, don’t keep stuffing this. It won’t help anyone long term. Know and understand that you are not alone. There are a number of support groups both via facebook and on the Internet. If you can’t find one on your own send us a comment and we will see if we can help you find something.
Ironically, the day after we receive notice of denial of coverage of services for our son, is the anniversary of his placement at the current facility. It has been one year since we placed David in a facility 500 miles from home. Today, I am struggling with the stress of not knowing where we are at with my youngest son’s mental health treatment. The denial of continued care is weighing heavily on my mind, and it will be Tuesday before I can file any appeals. He deserves better than this from the system that is responsible in part for his care. When we adopted him, he was ordered by the court to have complete state sponsored medical coverage until he turns 18. This is Medicaid. It isn’t safe for anyone for him to come home. Even the staff that works with him day to day has said that. A month
So what else is new? right? Received this notice from the facility where our son resides. I am sure you will be receiving a hard copy in the mail, but I wanted to notify you that as of 1/10/2015, David’s Medicaid has denied coverage for residential care and we were notified of this yesterday. (See attached letter) Facility is currently in the process of appealing this decision. I will keep you notified of the results of the appeal process which will be submitted early next week. They enclosed a copy of the notice that they received from the determination company that is under contract to our state Medicaid. The rationale for this decision is: David is a 13 year old boy who is diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and pervasive development disorder. He was in a residential setting in North Dakota for over a year and transferred to the