My team and I work to lighten the financial burden of treatment…
Hi, my name is Raymond Sherfield, LCDC, and I am the Director of Utilization Review (UR) at La Hacienda Treatment Center. I have been in the chemical dependency field for 22 years. I have a wide range of experience in community based nonprofit and for profit organizations, the criminal justice system and mental health and substance abuse treatment for adolescents and adults. I’ve been at La Hacienda for almost nine years now. Recently I moved from the city to closer to the facility, the magnificent Texas Hill Country (God’s Country).
The Utilization Review staff includes licensed nurses and counselors. Treatment is stressful enough without having to worry about how, what or if your insurance will cover it. That is where my team and I come in as your ambassador, fighting on your behalf to get the treatment you deserve to enhance the overall quality of your life. Other than winning a good fight with a stubborn insurance company, we are also privileged with pre-admission screening. My team and I get an opportunity to work with every potential patient that may admit to La Hacienda, with an in-depth telephone interview. While gathering information that will assist the doctors and counselors in meeting your needs, we also get the opportunity to relieve some of the fears associated with coming to treatment.
One of my favorite 12-Step sayings is “I get high but we stay sober”. I believe that in order for anyone to truly experience the joys and gifts of recovery, it takes a team approach.
One of God’s greatest gifts is “life is not fair”.
I’m doing better than I deserve. How about you?