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Therapy Practice

How to Maximize Out-of-Network Insurance Reimbursement for Therapy

Using insurance to help pay for mental healthcare can seem like a complicated and convoluted process. Nirvana allows clients to discover if they have out-of-network mental health benefits, and if so, maximize the amount of coverage they can receive from their insurance company.

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November 25, 2022

Therapist Interviews

Nirvana Gives, changing mental healthcare one patient at a time.

Dr. Jennifer Kashani is one of two recipients of the new Nirvana Gives program. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy who focuses on relationship and career success. Based in Los Angeles, her work encompasses the different feelings and/or transitional points in people's lives.

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November 21, 2022

Therapy Coverage

What Are Out-of-Network Benefits?

Understanding your insurance plan is a crucial step for taking advantage of the benefits your plan has to offer, and can make therapy more affordable. Let’s walk through how to find out what your plan covers, and how to estimate the cost.

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October 10, 2022

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World Mental Health Day

Today we take a moment of gratitude for our customers who inspire our work, every day. Our solo therapists, group practices, and enterprise partners work daily to provide therapy to clients. Treatment that breaks cycles, opens new pathways, and changes lives.

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October 3, 2022

Therapy Practice

8 Digital Mental Health Companies for Therapists

Digital health companies offer multiple services that can benefit therapists including software to set their own schedules, offer advanced client-provider matching services, video and messaging apps, and billing tools.

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September 26, 2022

Therapy Coverage

Working with Unsupported Insurers

While we can’t support all insurers, we are still committed to helping make insurance as easy as possible. We provide tools for therapists who need to verify benefits with, or file claims to the insurers Nirvana does not currently support.

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September 14, 2022

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Therapy Practice

Mental Healthcare Access - Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare

More than 25% of the non-elderly uninsured population is eligible for either Medicaid or CHIP, and we’re dedicated to providing resources to close the gap. We’re here to help people to access the care they need, the care we all deserve.

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August 25, 2022

Therapist Interviews

How to Grow Your Private Psychology Practice with Nirvana

With inflation on the rise, clients are facing more and more financial challenges. To make therapy more sustainable, clients need to know how to maximize their insurance benefits. Licensed psychologist, Dr. Jessica January Behr, explains how she uses Nirvana’s services to address Superbill challenges and grow her practice.

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July 25, 2022

Therapy Coverage

How Much Does Therapy Cost Without Insurance?

We at Nirvana see mental health services as a necessary resource that should be available to everyone in our community. This article will explain how people can find affordable therapy and what Nirvana can do to help them.

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July 20, 2022

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Bringing A Fresh Perspective To Mental Health

As Head of Product at Nirvana, Mike Komadina's goal is to work across the organization to make sure we deliver solutions for therapists and clients that engender trust, confidence and clarity. We want to work with our partners to ensure we reduce as much confusion and friction as possible. 

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July 13, 2022

Therapy Coverage

How to Maximize Out-of-Network Insurance Reimbursement for Therapy

Using insurance to help pay for mental healthcare can seem like a complicated and convoluted process. Nirvana allows clients to discover if they have out-of-network mental health benefits, and if so, maximize the amount of coverage they can receive from their insurance company.

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June 23, 2022

Therapy Coverage

5 reasons to accept out-of-network mental health insurance

We understand that many therapists can be reluctant to accept out-of-network insurance due to the long list of potential delays that can take place when filing claims. Here are 5 benefits to accepting out-of-network insurance, and how Nirvana can make it easier.

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June 2, 2022

Therapy Coverage
Nirvana-team

Understanding Your Client's Mental Health Insurance Benefits

A brief guide on how to get the most of your client’s mental health insurance benefits with Nirvana Co-Founder and CEO, Akshay Venkitasubramanian.

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June 2, 2022

Filing Claims

What is a Superbill for Therapy?

A Superbill contains all the necessary information that an insurance company needs before reimbursement, but they can still be ineffective. Find out why.

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May 18, 2022

Nirvana-team

An Ode to My Therapist

By Kelvin Chan, co-founder of Nirvana

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April 21, 2022

Therapist Interviews

Mental Health Billing Made Easy

One therapist’s journey to take the headache out of mental health billing.

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April 6, 2022

Therapist Interviews

How to Create a Unique Mental Health Practice By Following Your Passions

How two therapists who were frustrated by the traditional therapy model built a groundbreaking mental health practice.

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March 31, 2022

Therapy Coverage

Why We Built the Insurance Reimbursement Calculator

In the first post about Nirvana’s products, we discuss our software design philosophy and introduce the first major element of our platform, the Peace of Mind Coverage Calculator.

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March 24, 2022

Therapist Interviews

Lessons Learned When Starting a Group Practice

What one therapist who started her own group practice learned about mental healthcare billing.

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March 17, 2022

Therapist Interviews

Mental Health as a Human Right

Scott Breitinger, a psychiatrist in the Mayo Clinic Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, unpacks how social and economic inequality impact mental well-being.

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March 10, 2022

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Nirvana: Where Mission Matters

Meet Nirvana Customer Success Associate Carolyn Surdovel, who uses her experience to help Nirvana customers get the most out of our platform.

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February 15, 2022

Therapy Practice
Therapy Coverage

How to Get the Most From Your Out-of-Network Mental Health Insurance Benefits

Navigating out-of-network mental health insurance benefits can be a headache. Here are some key tips to getting reimbursed quickly and easily.

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January 27, 2022

Therapist Interviews

The Biggest Misconception About Mental Health Care (From a Therapist Who Lives It)

Psychologist and Entrepreneur Ariella Soffer, Ph.D. shares how working through problems with a licensed therapist is drastically different from talking to friends or family.

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January 20, 2022

Therapy Practice

What The No Surprises Act Means for Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

The No Surprises Act may be new, but we at Nirvana have been working to address the issue of medical billing transparency for quite some time. It’s part of why we created the Nirvana platform, to help therapy clients understand their benefits better so they can maximize care. 

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December 20, 2021

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Therapy Practice
Therapy Coverage

Why We Started Nirvana

We created Nirvana to put an end to insurance headaches in mental healthcare. Learn more about our founding story!

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December 15, 2021

Therapy Practice

As States Return to "Normal," Should My Practice?

For practitioners among you who have leases expiring in the near future, a question is likely weighing on your minds: should I renew my lease or transition fully to remote sessions?

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November 3, 2021

Nirvana-team

Making Mental Healthcare Affordable Is Personal to Our Team

"With Nirvana, I’m helping to make a product that takes something that is super complex—insurance—and transforms it into something so simple that anyone, whether they’re ten years old or a hundred, can use, to access care affordably."

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October 14, 2021

Therapy Coverage

Why Therapy in New York City Costs as much as Three Months Rent

Why Therapy in New York City Costs as much as Three Months Rent

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October 14, 2021

Filing Claims

Why Your Insurance Paid So Little for Your Therapy

If you’ve ever submitted a health insurance claim for out-of-network care, you've probably come across one of the many dreaded experiences of modern health insurance: not getting back what you thought you would from your insurer. Here's how to get the coverage reimbursement you expect.

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