Insurance Jargon

Insurance Jargon

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 4 Insurance benefits can puzzle and confuse many members because of all the unfamiliar jargon and numbers. This blog will focus only on mental health benefits, which are often a separate coverage in addition to medical health coverage. These are the most often used terms that clients should know [...]

The Cost of Access

The Cost of Access

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 3 In 2011, 62.3% of Californians who needed mental health treatment did not receive this service (see link to data below). While insurance companies are required to provide mental health benefits, access to these benefits can range widely. Cost is a major barrier to access, even with the help [...]

How to Find an In-Network Therapist

How to Find an In-Network Therapist

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 2 Access to quality mental healthcare can come with many barriers. Cost and availability being the main issues. Mental healthcare is also different from physical healthcare because it can be subjective and does not promise results. The alliance between the client and the provider is an integral part of [...]

Why My Practice Accepts Insurance

Why My Practice Accepts Insurance

Access Issues to Mental Health: Part 1 With the uncertain future of affordable healthcare, I will begin four part informational conversation on accessing managed mental healthcare. To keep things relevant, this series will focus primarily on the outpatient (aka office setting) private practice model of care. This series is not intended to sway clients or [...]