Why Many Choose Private Pay
Health insurance is a true blessing, however, does require a diagnosis to cover costs. Many times, those seeking therapy do not always require a diagnosis in order to just talk to someone. There are many other concerns with diagnosis, from stigma, to what may overflow into other parts of your life. Should we cross that threshold, a proper diagnosis will be shared with an appropriate assessment, treatment & action plan.
Reimbursement for Services
At this time I only accept United Health Group insurance. However for all other insurances that I do not accept, they accept me! At your request, you will be provided with a "Superbill."
What is a superbill?
A superbill is a thorough receipt completed by practitioners that allows patients to be reimbursed directly from their health insurance company.
A superbill does not guarantee that an insurance provider will pay for the services provided. Each insurance plan is different, and it is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider and find out exactly will be covered.
Sending in your superbill for reimbursement
To ask your insurance company to reimburse you for services you received, mail (or submit online, depending on the company) your insurance company the following:
The superbill you received from your counselor, and
A photocopy of your insurance ID card, front and back.
Keep a photocopy of all the documents you send in for your records.
Why does my counselor not bill my insurance company for me?
Many health care professionals do not work directly with insurance companies, choosing instead to work as out-of-network providers. This ensures that your counselor makes medical decisions that are purely based on professional expertise and not on health insurance policies.
How do I find out what my insurance company will reimburse for an out-of-network provider?
Call the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card.
Ask, “I want to work with an out-of-network provider, how much will you reimburse me?”
Ask, “What is the best way to submit my claim for reimbursement with a superbill?”
Be sure that your insurance plan benefits are clear to you - what should your health plan cover? What health services count toward your deductible?
Release of Authorization
Please note that should you choose to submit a superbill, you are releasing medical information that is protected by law. This means you are waiving some of your rights to privacy and confidentiality. It is standard for your insurance company to keep a record of your diagnoses stated on the superbill as part of your permanent medical file.
when you follow the prompts to "Book an Appointment,"
you will be able to choose the time that works best for you, and then will be prompted to enter payment information. Once these easy steps are complete, all you have to do is "show up" for your appointment, whether we are meeting via "telehealth" or in person.
Please be sure to arrive to your booking time on time as there are often meetings booked immediately before and after yours. If you choose telehealth, your appointment should be in a quiet, private and confidential area-which can be the convenience of your own home or other designated space. Please be sure to "Join The Meeting" with the link supplied through the calendar booking.
Cancelations for reimbursement within 48 hours are not allowed unless there are serious extenuating circumstances.