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Running head: WEEK 6 PRACTICM JOURNAL: REIMBURSEMENT RATES 1 Week 6 Practicum Journal: Reimbursement Rates Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Date
WEEK 6 PRACTICM JOURNAL: REIMBURSEMENT RATES 2 The reimbursement rates for mental health professionals are different from those of other providers of care. Unlike the medical practitioners who are fully equipped and with large offices office staffs, the providers of psychiatric care are run or a smaller financial strength (O’Donnell, Williams, & Kilbourne, 2013). The result of this disparity is a discipline that is overburdened and unable to execute its professional mandate effectively. Besides this problem, it is worth to mention the fact that the mental health facilities do not collect a significant amount of money that they are owed from insurance firms (Kohler, 2015). This paper seeks to analyze the reimbursement rates for a variety of mental health treatments that I can utilize at my workplace. Currently, the reimbursement rates for five treatment modalities are available at the facility. The five treatment approaches include psychiatric diagnostic evaluation; psychotherapy, 60 minutes with

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