Legal Practices

Many states are writing stringent insurance fraud and “anti-kickback” laws and statutes to protect their coffers and to maintain the financial stability of insurance providers. To align with current laws in regard to referrals to healthcare and child services providers, Best Choice Network adheres to the following practices:

1. We cannot attempt, through our standard questions or through any other means, to steer or lead an inquirer to select or consider selection of any particular facility. We can list your program among the programs that we represent and all the inquirer to choose which would be the best for their own situation;

2. We cannot provide or represent ourselves as providing diagnostic or counseling services or assessments of mental or emotional well-being, nor make any promises of cure or guarantees of successful treatment;

3. We cannot provide for or arrange for transportation of a child to or from the location of a health care provider or health care facility. Some see this as an ability to force placement into one particular facility, so this is not allowed.

4. We set referral fees in advance, consistent with the fair market value for those information services, and will not base them on a percentage of the amount charged for the resulting services of the institution. We cannot receive added incentive or kickbacks for pushing up costs or services.

5. We require our network clients to have an agency agreement with us such that we are known to be providing professional marketing services and working on their team and on their behalf. Our work is similar to what a marketing department staff member would do if we were located in the client’s facility. We are paid a flat fee per placement, which provides incentive to us similar to what an employee or on staff salesperson would receive.

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Disclaimer

NON-REFERRAL: Any advice by Best Choice Network LLC (”BCN") representatives is not intended to be used as a professional referral or expert recommendation of a medical, behavioral health, or educational professional. BCN is not licensed to provide medical, psychological or educational advice. You should consider seeking advice from a licensed professional before making any decision in relation to the placement of a child in a residential program. BCN is a Missouri-based corporation that assists in the marketing of residential programs and holds a marketing agreement with the entities it recommends, from which it also receives compensation instead of charging individuals for its services. BCN is indemnified by each entity and is not responsible for, nor has any control over, the actions of the entities with which BCN is a contracted agent.

Best Choice Network is committed to providing information that is accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive, but it relies on the claims and information provided by the programs it mentions. Best Choice Network LLC assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information we relay from the respective programs, and no liability resulting from errors or omissions or changes that have taken place at any institution that we may display or mention. Best Choice Network is a 3rd party information provider. Inclusion of an institution on the Best Choice Network website or via any other electronic means of phone call does not constitute implicit endorsement or guarantees of the respective institution's products or services. Those who accept or rely on our information must understand that no program or institution is effective in helping 100% of the students it enrolls. Most of the institutions in this industry and many who are listed on our website or who are mentioned in our electronic communications or phone communications are not regulated by the federal government, and some may not be subject to state licensing or monitoring as mental health or educational facilities. Best Choice Network and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) caution that before you enroll a youngster in a private residential treatment program or any institution or service that we mention, be sure to check it out yourself: ask questions; ask for proof or support for claims about staff credentials, program licensing or accreditation, and endorsements; do a site visit; and get all policies and promises in writing.

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