Sadly the only time that providers will truly recognize and acknowledge that addiction is a disease is when they have no choice because payers quit paying for crappy results. It’s the only way overbilling can continue. Soon I hope the providers will be held accountable for more than what we’re getting. It’s about time..but at least it’s coming …nothing to write home about..
But when they acknowledge it as a disease it will justify the repeat billing and the constant relapses just like another disease -like diabetes or anything else. Better late then never ..