Clinical Social Work Journal

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 302–318 | Cite as

Third-party reimbursement for mental health care delivered by clinical social workers: The case for its expansion

  • Barbara Fishman
  • Judith Kasser
CSWJ Forum


It is believed that the foregoing statistical material and accompanying discussion substantiate the claim that clinical social workers deliver an ever-increasing portion of mental health care in the United States as a whole and in Pennsylvania in particular.

It has also been shown that reimbursement for this type of care is more realistic than current forms of reimbursement and can be effected without adding to the cost of insurance either to the insurers or to the insured.


Health Care Mental Health Social Psychology Social Worker Mental Health Care 
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  3. National health insurance proposals. U.S. Goverment Printing Office, 1974.Google Scholar

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© Human Sciences Press 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Fishman
    • 1
  • Judith Kasser
    • 1
  1. 1.Philadelphia

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