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Insurer denied thousands of mental health claims for Georgia kids: Probe

Posted On: Apr. 11, 2023 10:06 AM CST

The insurance company that manages medical care for many Georgia children has denied or partially denied more than 6,500 requests for psychotherapy between 2019 and mid-2022, according to a newspaper’s investigation, reports the Associated Press. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that many of the requests denied by Amerigroup, a unit of Elevance Health Inc., were for children in state-run foster care. Child advocates argue that the Department of Community Health, which is supposed to oversee the contract, isn’t holding Amerigroup accountable.