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Therapist groups say no surprise rules aren’t workable for mental health care

Posted On: Feb. 8, 2022 10:36 AM CST

Groups representing a range of mental health therapists say a new law that protects people from surprise medical bills puts providers in an ethical bind and could discourage some patients from care, Fierce Healthcare reports. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the groups say they are concerned about the law’s requirement that most licensed medical practitioners give patients detailed upfront cost estimates, including a diagnosis, and information about the length and costs involved in a typical course of treatment.