Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Psychiatrists Less Likely to Take Insurance Than Others
December 12, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, president of the American Psychiatric Association, told Reuters Health reimbursement is probably one of the biggest obstacles keeping psychiatrists from accepting insurance.


"Many doctors can't afford to accept insurance because (insurance companies) don't pay them for the time," he said. "It involves taking more time with the patient and often treating them with psychotherapy."

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