Kantor & Kantor has developed a specialized legal practice representing clients whose claims for treatment of eating disorders, and dual diagnosis (substance abuse and other co-morbid conditions) have been unfairly denied by their health insurers or benefit plan. Kantor & Kantor's aggressive approach to litigation and legislation has brought justice for clients who have found themselves fighting for their insurance benefits when benefits were wrongfully denied.
Kantor & Kantor (K&K) represents an increasing number of individuals suffering from life-threatening eating disorders and dual diagnosis conditions, whose health plans refuse to pay for required treatment on the grounds that such life-saving treatment is "not medically necessary," only necessary at a lower level of care, or is limited by plan terms.
Dealing with, and seeking treatment for eating disorders can be emotionally and financially devastating. When your health insurance company gives you a hard time, or when it denies payment for benefits, matters only go from bad to worse. We can help!
Our advocacy in the area of eating disorders has changed California law regarding the way insurers pay benefits for eating disorder care.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Women Lawyers||Los Angeles Daily Journal||2012|
|Lawyer of the Year||San Francisco Recorder||2012|
|Women of Distinction||California Women Lawyers||2012|
|Special Recognition||International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation||2012|
|Women of Distinction||California Women Lawyers||2010|
|Top Women Lawyers||Los Angeles Daily Journal||2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Eating Disorder Coalition for Research, Policy and Action||Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals||Member, Board of Directors||N/A|
|Harlick v. Blue Shield||Judgment for Plaintiff|
|Burton v. Blue Shield of California||Judgment for Plaintiff|
|Shepard v. United HealthCare||Judgment for Plaintiff|
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|University of Virginia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Union College (Schenectady, NY)||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Union College (Schenectady, NY)||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|The 22nd Annual Renfrew Center Foundation||What Professionals need to Know: Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Insurance Appeals||2012|
|iaedp Symposium||Mental Health Parity: What Does it Really Mean?||2012|
|Eating Disorder Recovery Support Conference||The Time is NOW: Latest Strategies by Insurance Companies to Deny Eating Disorder Care and What We Can Do About It||2012|
|Binge Eating Disorder Association National Conference||Lessons Learned in Seeking Insurance Coverage for Anorexia and Bulimia: How to Prepare for Binge Eating Disorders Inclusion in DSM-5||2012|
|12th Annual Symposium for the Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders||Working With Insurance Companies to Obtain Coverage||2012|
|National Eating Disorders Association Conference||Working With Insurance Companies for Care: Guidelines for Providers and Families||2011|
|12th Annual Neuroscience of Brain Injury Conference||Insurance Coverage for Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Medical Professionals Should Know||2011|