Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Fewer Psychiatrists Seen Taking Health Insurance
December 12, 2013

Insurance payment rates for psychiatry are similar to those for many services provided in office visits by primary care doctors, the study’s authors said. But, they said, psychiatrists may be more reluctant to accept insurance because it takes more time to provide counseling and therapy, and psychiatrists may be unable to generate as much income per hour as doctors seeing larger numbers of patients.

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