Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 69–77 | Cite as

Clinical social work psychotherapy and insurance coverage: Information on billing procedures

  • Ronald J. Lechnyr


Clinical social workers are being increasingly recognized as qualified providers entitled to reimbursement under health insurance plans. This requires that the professional become acquainted with the practical aspects of health insurance coverage, billing procedural codes diagnostic codings, and other, aspects entailed in obtaining third-party health insurance reimbursement.


Insurance Coverage Health Insurance Social Work Health Insurance Coverage Insurance Plan 
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© Human Sciences Press 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Lechnyr
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  1. 1.Pain Therapy, Biofeedback & Psychotherapy ClinicEugene

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