Do you take my insurance? 

{Contact first name}, that’s one of the first questions people ask when looking for a psychiatrist or therapist. 

‣ You probably know that many mental health practitioners don’t take insurance. There are a ton of reasons for this – one of them being that for solo practitioners or small groups, the insurance reimbursement rates are often barely enough to cover the cost of running a practice.

That’s also why you’re seeing private equity buying up mental health practices left and right, which I feel compromises the quality of care…but let’s leave that topic for another day. 

Back to the topic at hand, which is the question of insurance and working with an out-of-network practice.

When I left a large insurance-based group and opened my own private practice, nearly half of my patients followed me over. 

I’ll be honest – I was kind of terrified that people wouldn’t be open to going out-of-network. 

But many of my patients told me that after using their out-of-network (OON) benefits, the cost wasn’t actually that much more than their copays in some instances. 

👉  If you’ve ever wondered how to use your OON benefits to get reimbursed for seeing a psychiatrist or therapist who isn’t in your insurance network, I’ll show you how in this video

When To See A Therapist

⭐️ Plus we have a fun update to share! You can now: 

1️⃣ Check your OON benefits directly on our website

2️⃣ File your superbill directly on our website

That makes the process even easier than ever. I explain all of this in the video as well. 

All of this is important for you to know, because the costs of seeing an OON practitioner might not be as out of reach as it seems at first glance. 

And I don’t want people missing out on care – whether it’s with our practice or somewhere else – because they didn’t know about OON reimbursement. 

If you have any questions about this topic, our team is happy to help. Simply reply to this email or use the contact form on our website to get in touch. 

To your wellbeing,

Dr. Nishi

Nishi Bhopal MD, Founder, Pacific Integrative Psychiatry