How long does each therapy session take & what is the cost?
Initial sessions are 60 minutes in length in order to get to know each other and develop an individualized plan. Following the initial session, each session is 50 minutes in length which is considered one "therapeutic hour". Longer sessions can be requested. Payment will be due in full at the time of each session.
Out of Network Costs:
Initial Diagnostic Evaluation- $200
Individual Psychotherapy- $175
Missed Appointments and Cancellation Policy- You will be charged the full session fee for missed or cancelled sessions with less than 24 business hours advance notice outside of extenuating circumstances.
Do you accept insurance?
I am currently a provider with Anthem and BCBS/Carefirst PPO Plans. If I am a provider under your specific plan your copay will be due at the time of service.
A missed appointment fee of $100 will be applied to any appointments cancelled outside of the 24 cancellation window without extenuating circumstances. Insurance companies do not cover missed appointments therefore, the client will be responsible for that payment.
What if you do not accept my insurance?
I am also an out of network provider and will provide you with a billing statement after each session to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
If you are seeking reimbursement, I recommend contacting your insurance provider prior to attending any sessions with me to see what your deductible may be and to see what coverage you have for Mental Health Care. Most people are able to receive reimbursement of up to 40–90% of the cost of my services.
Please contact me if you need any assistance with this process.
Explanation of Good Faith Estimate (GFE)
A Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your 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 could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.
To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.