Insurance and Fees
I do not accept insurance, but will provide you a receipt which has all of the proper insurance codes to submit to your insurance company if you pursue out of network benefits upon request.
It is best to call your insurance company before making an appointment so that you can fully understand what the cost will be to you. A sample conversation you can have with your insurance company could be, “I am going to a clinical psychologist for an initial intake and likely follow up with weekly psychotherapy. She does not accept any insurance so I would like to know what my out of network benefits are, the CPT codes that she will most likely use will be 90791, 90834, 90837 and 90847. Based on that, can you tell me what percentage/dollar amount I can expect to be reimbursed?"
Some follow up questions
- Is there a cap (maximum amount) you will pay for an office visit/given year?
- Do I have a deductible I must first meet? If so, how much is that?
- Do I need preauthorization? If so, can you grant me preauthorization to see this provider with the information I just gave you.
- Is there a specific claim form I must use to submit claims and if so, where can I access that?
- How much time after a doctor’s visit do I have to submit a claim?”
I do not accept Medicare. If you are currently enrolled in Medicare and wish to be seen by me, I can enter into a private contract in which you will be charged regular fees. I can provide you with a copy of the Medicare opt-out affidavit upon request.
Fees and Payment
I will provide any necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company if you pursue out of network benefits. While insurance companies may provide reimbursement, as is the case with any out-of-network psychologist, there are no guarantees for reimbursement. Payment is expected at the time of service; payable by credit card, check or cash. If you are paying by cash or check, payment is due on the day you have a session with us.
Initially, I conduct an initial evaluation session. This is an initial meeting lasting 120 minutes. Depending on a patient's need, I typically see patients for 45-60 minute sessions weekly, and sometimes extended sessions to 90 minutes. I can also schedule a more intensive outpatient plan depending on your situation.