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Hundreds of psychiatrists are boycotting insurers

Kerome

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Basically there are a lot of complaints by independent psychiatrists and psychotherapists that the way certain insurers are compensating treatments is putting standards of care at risk, and that is why those insurers are being boycotted. The problem is how the insurers are demanding that outcomes get measured.

The upshot of this is that if you get treated by such a psychiatrist, you will be receiving the bill in the mail and be responsible yourself for paying it. You can claim back up to 75% of the costs from the insurer, but you will likely end up paying more than just the standard excess for treatment.

Honderden psychiaters boycotten verzekeraars -
 
Kerome

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This is of course happening in the Netherlands :)
 
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I think it is a problem in MH more and more
The people who pay want proof that the treatment has worked - but in MH that can be difficult to assess in the short term.
They talk about evidence based treatment - but one-size doesn't fit all and it's only the judgment of the doctor as to what is best for anyone - but the person paying doesn't trust the doctors.
It's not just in medicine either.
 
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This is the thing, then you get lots of follow-up questionnaires which are intended to measure the state of your mental health. I noticed at my previous health care provider they would send me the darn things every month whether I was getting treatment or not.
 
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