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Investment

Initial Evaluation (60 minutes) $225

Individual Therapy (60 minutes) $175

Individual Therapy (45 minutes) $150

Check-in/skills coaching call (25 minutes) $125 (This is for established client’s only to bridge between regularly scheduled appointments. To be determined based on needs)

I am currently in network with United Heath Care (UHC)Aetna, and Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA) some additional insurance plans are pending approval: Medcost, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), Bright Health, and Centivo. I can provide a monthly superbill to you so that you may submit to your insurance company for potential reimbursement for any out of network benefits you may have. Acceptable forms of payment: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa. Clients must have a credit card on file to schedule appointments. Charges are processed the same day as your session, made through the third-party provider I use in conjunction with my electronic health record practice management system. 

 

For both out of network and in network benefits I recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to determine your specific coverage by calling the customer service number on your insurance card. Some insurance cards have a separate number for mental health. Some questions that may be helpful in this conversation specifically relating to out of network benefits:

  • Do I have out of network benefits?

  • What is my out of network deductible? How much of that have I met so far this year? 

  • What is my co-insurance? 

  • How long do I have to submit my Superbill and how do I submit it?

  • Do I need a referral from an in-network provider to see someone out-of-network?

  • Are my medical and mental health deductibles separate?

  • Am I limited to a certain number of sessions per plan year?

  • For mental health/behavioral health, are there certain procedure codes that are covered or not covered? (Note most used: 90791, 90837, 90834, 90832, 90846, 90785, 90839, 90840)

Cancellations

I have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy, outlined in my consent for treatment which is the full fee for the service. This cannot be reimbursed by insurance. This gives me the opportunity to offer the appointment time to other clients and adjust my schedule as needed. I hold myself to the same expectations to honor your appointment time. 

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Effective January 1, 2022, a law went into effect called the “No Surprises Act”, which requires mental health practitioners to provide a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) about out-of-network care to any patient who is uninsured, or who is insured but does not plan to use their insurance benefits to pay for health care items and/ or services. 

The Good Faith Estimate works to show the cost of items and services that are reasonably expected for your mental health care needs for an item or service.  The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created.  The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment.

You are entitled to receive this “Good Faith Estimate” of what the charges could be for psychotherapy services provided to you. While it is not possible for a psychotherapist to know, in advance, how many psychotherapy sessions may be necessary or appropriate for a given person upon the initiation of psychotherapy, the form provides an estimate of the cost of services provided. Your total cost of services will depend upon the number of psychotherapy sessions you attend, your individual circumstances, and the type and amount of services that are provided to you. The estimate is not a contract and does not obligate you to obtain any services from the provider listed, nor does it include any services rendered to you that are not identified in the estimate. 

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.

  • Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.

  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.

  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit https://www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-985-3059.