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Study Finds Psychiatrists Receive Lower In-Network Reimbursement Than Other Medical Providers

A new study reports that psychiatrists receive lower in-network reimbursement than non-psychiatrist physicians for many of the same services — potentially contributing to psychiatrists’ lower participation in insurance networks than other providers. According to the study, the reimbursement disparity may also have implications for patient cost-sharing and access to psychiatrists.

Another recent report showed similar findings after examining whether insurers are abiding by the parity law when it comes to patient access to in-network providers and physician reimbursement rates.