The unnoticed exposure
"Well, except for the diagnosis issue, are there any other reasons to avoid filing insurance claims through the office?
Perhaps the most important issue to many clients is the lack of privacy they sense when their therapy records are open to their insurance company. While the old-fashioned stigma of visiting a mental health professional has largely disappeared, most people do not want others having access to their therapy files. Therapy is, typically, a private, personal process and confidentiality is a concern of all professionals. However, to maintain tighter control on mental health expenditures, third-party payers may insist on having full access to client records."
Andrews and Associates
Here is a link to the post that introduced this topic: http://therapiststhoughts.blogspot.com/2011/11/pay-as-you-go-choice.html
Another related discussion: http://therapiststhoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-clarification-for-therapy-consumers.html