Kimberly Burns

As our in-house insurance expert, Kim works directly with our families as their advocate in obtaining insurance coverage for treatment. She takes great pride in making it her personal quest to obtain coverage for each family she works with. Prior to coming on board with Erkis Consulting, Kim was the Director of Utilization Review at a dual diagnosis hospital for over twelve years. During her time there Kim developed specialized policies and procedures from the ground up, policies which lead to major breakthroughs in insurance authorizations for the organization.

Kim has gathered high level expertise navigating the policies of major insurance carriers and has an extensive list of contacts throughout the industry. She has in-depth knowledge of The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, a law which has provided a quantum leap forward for families in gaining benefit coverage for mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. Kim is committed to making an exhaustive examination for benefit coverage for all her clients.