Our cost for treatment is based on an established fee schedule.
We are not insurance participating but will provide you with documentation to access your out of network insurance benefits.
Because we are generally not “in network” with insurance plans, we do not receive direct payment from insurance companies. This does not necessarily mean that your services will not be covered by your insurance company—it only means that we do not directly bill insurance carriers. Instead, we will provide you with documentation that you can provide to your insurance company along with an insurance claim form to utilize any out of network benefits your insurance may provide. Your carrier can provide you with information about your out of network benefits.
Some persons choose not to use insurance especially if personal material to be explored in therapy is of a sensitive nature or if the person has visibility in the community. Whenever you use your insurance for mental health benefits a numeric psychiatric diagnosis must be provided to the insurance company. Depending on one’s insurance, in network providers must often submit treatment plans on a periodic basis which will contain more detailed information about problems and treatment.
Persons often worry about the confidentiality of this detailed personal information as it makes its way through the insurance system especially if insurance is provided by their employer. Increasingly, efforts to establish national data banks of health care information are cited as a concern when using insurance for mental health benefits. By opting out of the insurance networks, we are allowing our clients how much information, if any they wish to share with their insurance providers.