Referring a Patient to ACUTE

Now more than ever, inpatient medical stabilization offers a safe treatment option for patients with life-threatening medical complications from an eating disorder or severe malnutrition. As the only dedicated medical telemetry unit of its kind, ACUTE has an unmatched ability to safely transport patients via air ambulance, practice social distancing, protect patient safety and control infection in our private patient rooms and private hospital-based unit.

Additionally,  ACUTE bills insurance under the patient’s medical benefit. This nuance is particularly valuable during COVID-19, when private insurers are inundated with claims and behavioral health benefits are being increasingly denied in favor of essential medical care. 

 

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Coordinating Patient Travel

We make admitting to ACUTE as simple as possible for your patient. Our admissions team facilitates all logistics of patient travel needs, including arranging air ambulance transport for patients requiring urgent medical transport. In partnership with two industry-leading air ambulance providers, highly-trained critical care teams provide bedside-to-bedside transfers on medically configured aircraft to ensure safe, comfortable domestic or international air travel to ACUTE’s unit in Denver, Colorado. 

 

Warm Handoff Referrals for Residential Treatment Centers

During an initial assessment of care for admission to IP/RES/PHP/IOP programming, should your admissions team determine that a client is in need of medical stabilization, ACUTE requests that the referring program initiate a 3-way phone call between the referring program, the potential patient and the ACUTE admissions team at: 877-228-8348. By facilitating the warm handoff via 3-way call:  

  • The patient has a greater likelihood of seeking and admitting to medical stabilization
  • The ACUTE admissions team can track the referral journey to make sure the patient transitions back to the referring program, once medically stabilized

 

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Speak to a Member of ACUTE’s Professional Relations Team

  • Adam Leggett, MS, CED-EA
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    Adam Leggett, MA

    Marketing Director
    Adam Leggett serves as Marketing Director of ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition, overseeing a field team ...
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  • Casey Shamy, LSW, CED-EA
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    Casey Shamy, LSW

    Provider Relationship Manager, Eastern Region
    Casey Shamy is the Provider Relationship Manager for ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition for the eastern ...
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  • Renee Hartmann, CED-EA
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    Renee Hartmann

    Provider Relationship Manager, Western Region
    Renee Hartmann is the Provider Relationship Manager for ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition for the ...
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  • Debra Spector, CED-EA
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    Debra Spector

    Provider Relationship Manager, Central Region
    Debra Spector is the Provider Relationship Manager for ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition for the central ...
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ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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