Fees and Insurance

Fees and Insurance:

Most therapy sessions are 50-60 minutes in length unless otherwise specified.  Sessions lasting 30 minutes and 45 minutes are also available.

Three payment plans for services rendered are available:

  • Fee-for-service (cash or debit/credit card), and
  • Insurance plan reimbursements
    • “In-Network” provider
    • or as an “Out-of-Network” provider.

Fee-for-Service therapy sessions vary in cost between $150-$175 per session.  In some limited cases (i.e. currently enrolled grad students, senior / retired citizens), I can offer a sliding scale.  Ask about a discount for multiple sessions paid in advance.

In-Network provider for:

  • Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO / HMO
  • BCBS – Blue Cross / Blue Shield ( Out of State Policies)
  • HMC HealthWorks ( Teamsters )
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Mental Health Network ( MHN )
  • Meritain Health
  • United Behavioral Health – Optum

Please contact your insurance carrier before your first appointment to determine if you have a co-payment and / or a medical deductible.  If you choose to use your insurance to pay for therapeutic services, please note that they require that I provide them with a mental health diagnosis of the “patient”.

Out-of-Network provider if you have a PPO plan.  If you choose this method of payment, I will collect the full fee at the end of the session.  I can provide you with a superbill which you submit to your insurance carrier or I can submit the insurance claim on your behalf and they will reimburse you directly at your policy rate.

Initial Appointment: A credit card number may be obtained for retainer purposes.  No Shows and Cancellations without a 24-hour advance notice will automatically incur an $80 fee.  In addition, any unpaid balances on your account and/or any fees associated with services rendered not covered by your insurance ( if applicable ) will be charged to your credit card.  A receipt of the charge made will be emailed or mailed to your address.

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Low-Cost OpportunitiesIf you do not have insurance and/or are interested in paying out of pocket at a low-cost rate, please contact either one of my Associates for availability. 

Published on October 1, 2007 at 6:24 am  Comments Off on Fees and Insurance  
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