Rene has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment for over sixteen years. She has experience in direct patient care working as a substance abuse counselor, program manager, and family counselor, as well as years of administrative experience working in various roles such as utilization review, admissions and intake coordination, marketing and outreach, and as a program director.
At Muir Wood, Rene is responsible for helping with the initial verification of insurance benefits and collaborating with insurance providers for authorization for treatment, continued utilization and ongoing insurance reviews, and insurance contracting for in-network and single case agreements
Rene has also been active in the community as an advocate for treatment and recovery. She has worked with clinical outreach to facilitate presentations to local area schools and community events in hopes of raising awareness about adolescent substance abuse, mental health, the benefits of treatment and the possibilities of sustained recovery.