SWBHIPA members have the opportunity to choose to participate in the insurance contracts that SWBHIPA has a relationship with.  SWBHIPA works to explain the contracts to our members in an understandable language and works to advocate for standardization of all contracts.  Our goal is to create mutually beneficial working relationships between practitioners and insurance companies.  We also network with insurance companies on behalf of our members for consistent and clear communication. If we have problems with our contract, claims or authorizations, our consultant acts as an intermediary for us.  We have a paid Contracting Messenger, Cate Nickless, who communicates with insurance companies as to ongoing and new contracts for SWBHIPA.