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Blue Cross mental health cuts leave some Minnesota clinics struggling

After the state’s largest health insurer cut her pay nearly in half, mental health therapist Kristy Brecke reluctantly stopped taking new clients who are covered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

The Eagan-based insurer cut mental health therapy reimbursement rates to control what it said were “unusually high claims trends,” a move that has left thousands of mental health clinics scrambling to pay salaries and overhead costs with lower revenue.


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