Arguments for the Financial Efficacy of Psychological Services in Health Care Settings

  • Nicholas A. Cummings


By the beginning of the 1980s, it was generally conceded that psychologists had won their hard fought struggle to be included in third-party payment for mental health services. The notable exception was in Medicare and Medicaid, where the inclusion of psychological services was, at best, sparse and spotty and indicated a job yet to be concluded. The history of this movement, which began in the late 1950s, was detailed by Cummings (1979) in an article that fell just short of signaling victory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas A. Cummings
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  1. 1.American Biodyne, Inc.South San FranciscoUSA

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