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How to Understand the Allowed Amount on Mental Health EOBs

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This short article will explain what the allowed amount, or contracted rate, means on your mental health EOBs. Like every industry, the insurance claims industry has developed a fair number of new terms and its own jargon.  Allowed amount, contracted rate, disallowed amount, deductible, coinsurance, par and non participating providers, PPOs and HMOs and Open Access. […]

Ketamine for Suicidal Depression – A Breakthrough In Mental Health Treatment or an Addictive Substance?

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It seems as if low-dose Ketamine has a temporary but powerful ability to inhibit suicidal thoughts in at-risk, deeply depressed patients. Yet the lasting effects of this new “wonder drug” for depression are temporary, with relapse occurring with one week. Perhaps this may be a new, powerful intervention to help patients who are on the […]