Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), is often thought to be one of the best-paying insurance companies. For example, throughout the state of Massachusetts, reimbursement rates are as follows. For your reference, the CPT codes for the most common behavioral health services are defined below.

BCBS: Psychologist Reimbursement Rates

  • 90801 – $153.60  (90801 = diagnostic Evaluation)
  • 90806 – $90.05 (90806 = 45-50 minute psychotherapy session)
  • 90847 – $105.69 (90847 = family therapy with patient present / couples counseling)
  • 90846 – $84.33 (90846 = family therapy without patient present)


  • 90801 – $123.09
  • 90806 – $72.14
  • 90847 – $84.67
  • 90846 – $67.56

If you are interested in learning more information about accepting insurances, being credentialed, or online counseling, please give us a call at 1-855-2-THRIVE.

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Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 80+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

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