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Some mental health providers asked for patient information


February 4, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some mental health professionals say they are being pressured by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to release highly personal and confidential notes on their work with some patients.

The therapists said the insurance company and its subcontractor, New Directional Behavioral Health, are demanding the notes to try and limits their costs for patients who need long-term intensive counseling.

Susan Eyman, a psychologist in Lawrence, said when she refused to turn over notes for a patient last year she had to pay back thousands of dollars in reimbursements from the insurance...

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