By Lisa Schencker

September 20, 2017

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Insurers are denying coverage to many Illinois residents for certain mental

health services and addiction treatments, according to a new survey of

hospitals, psychiatrists and other providers in the state.

Those surveyed said Medicaid managed care organizations, in particular,

blocked coverage for a number of services. About 59 percent of providers

surveyed said Medicaid managed care organizations "always" or "often" denied

coverage for inpatient treatment for addiction and mental health issues

during the past year.