Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
These things could be run a heck of a lot better. One good easy first step is to ensure that those doing the evaluations should have no financial interest in the outcome of that evaluation. In short the evaluator should not work for the rehab center that is going to profit from your warehousing
Nor should the program have such a strict say in who you go to for an evaluation. I should think it fine to require that an evaluation be done by someone with certain credentials such as psychiatric, addiction medicine (actual board certification) or psychology, etc. i also think it, utterly ridiculous that any program has a hand in where a person goes for treatment, if recommended. Why should I have to travel clear across the state? They claim that family support is important. Not likely when one is forced to be 200 miles away. Also why am I forced to be where my insurance won't pay? Oh yeah, cuz it's all about the money, honey.
In the real world of medicine, (as an example) don't doctors have to disclose if they have ownership in the surgery scented that they are sending you to for them to do your procedure. We have the choice of which doctor we want to go to fe that procedure, yes? What makes this any different?
Just asking. I know, common sense......does not apply here.....