The Frequently Asked Questions About Psychology and Psychologists are divided into topic sections to help you locate information easier and faster. When possible, the FAQ will also direct you to another section of the website containing more detailed information about the topic.

This section includes FAQs about Insurance and Managed Care Issues related to Psychological Treatment:

  1. Does health insurance cover the cost of psychological treatment?
  2. Who is actually providing the coverage for psychological treatment?
  3. What are the characteristics of a managed care insurance plan?
  4. What are the characteristics of a point of service insurance plan?
  5. What are the advantages of a managed care plan?
  6. What are the disadvantages of a managed care plan?
  7. What are the advantages of a point of service plan?
  8. What are the disadvantages of a point of service insurance plan?
  9. Does insurance cover the entire cost of treatment?
  10. What are some common complaints about managed care?
  11. What is a deductible and copay?
  12. How does an approved maximum charge affect payment for treatment?
  13. What is a closed panel or closed network?
  14. How does a closed panel affect treatment?
  15. How does a maximum allowable benefit affect treatment?
  16. How does an out of network option affect treatment?
  17. What is a phantom network? How does it affect treatment choice?

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