January 4, 2010 23:14 by Nicole
Writer James Truslow Adams was the first to coin the term "American Dream," writing in 1931 that it was "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." As noted in the initial blog a few months ago the recent events in our nation and the impact these events have had on the “American Dream” are requiring families to take a hard look at their finances. This is especially true when it is determined that their child needs residential treatment. Families are understandably anxious and tenuous in regard to their financial security and future. CALO continues to search for ways to help families by finding and securing outside full or partial funding sources.
Recent additions to our efforts include the following:
- Becoming a contracted provider with AETNA
- Becoming a North Carolina Medicaid Provider
- Becoming an Arkansas Medicaid Provider
- Securing a single case agreement with Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (NC)
- Pursuing becoming a provider for New York Medicaid
- Pursuing becoming a provider for Nebraska Medicaid
- Pursuing becoming a provider for South Carolina Medicaid
- Pursuing becoming a Tri-care provider
- Researching Adoption Subsidy Funding Options
- Securing a single case agreement with Comp-Psych Solutions for a family
CALO also works hard to help families secure all or partial reimbursement from their private health insurance provider. Families have had success in both areas while enrolled at CALO.
While outside funding sources require an extensive amount of paperwork, time, and energy, the effort is more than worth it to support our current families and to provide a treatment option for families that otherwise would not be able to utilize CALO for their child.
Please feel free to contact Nicole Fuglsang, Admissions Director for questions about potential funding supports in your area.