*CERTIFIED EMDR TRAUMA THERAPIST
I am in-network with Carefirst/BCBS and United Health Care.
All payments for service are due in full at the time service is provided. Please note that it is your responsibility to check in with your insurance. You can inform your insurance company of the fees and consider the above questions. I am happy to help you navigate and provide the documentation your insurance asks for (they often ask for “superbills”)!
If you decide to work with me as an out-of-network provider, here are some questions you may consider when talking with your insurance:
I do not participate with Medicare, Medical Assistance, or Medicaid. Including, but not limited to, Priority Health Partner's.
Initial intake evaluation: $180
Individual therapy (53 minute session): $150
Walk & Talk Therapy (53 minute session) $150
EMDR Intensives (2 days of 3 hours per day with a break or 3 days of 2 hours per day) $2100
Additional fees apply to contact outside of the scheduled appointment as follows: Phone call longer than 5 minutes: $2/per minute, Email contact taking longer than 5 minutes, $15/per email, Consultation with other professionals: prorated at $175/per hour, Creating reports or providing documents to other organizations: $175/per hour plus $0.10 per copy. Subpoenas or requests for me to attend court will be billed at a rate of $350 per hour. A flat fee of $4000 will be required should the therapist need to seek legal counsel for any requested legal matters.
All payments for service are due in full at the time service is provided. A credit card must be kept on file and entered prior to the first session. Clients will be enrolled in auto-pay to charge the credit card on file. Arrangements to disenroll from auto-pay must be discussed with me.. The credit card on file will be charged after each visit for the full session fee if you are a self pay client, or for the copay, co-insurance, deductible, or cancellation fee if you are a client utilizing insurance benefits. For clients using insurance benefits, the card will also be charged automatically anytime an insurance payment reflects a variance in what was originally charged.
Appointments not cancelled or rescheduled within 24 hours are subject to a charge of the full session fee. My cancellation fees are charged because I hold space for you and that is how I get paid. I know sometimes you can’t help it, but the fee is because I have held time open for you and cannot fill it with another client. All sessions begin at your scheduled time and conclude 55- 60 minutes after, regardless of your actual arrival time. Session fees are not pro-rated based on your arrival time.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Typically, clients can use their Flex Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) card to pay for therapy. If you do not currently have an HSA account, ask your employer if they have one. FSA and/or HSA can be beneficial if you are not using insurance or to meet deductibles.
If you cannot attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the total out-of-pocket cost of the session. All sessions begin at your scheduled time and conclude 45 (or 50) minutes after, regardless of your arrival time. Session fees are not pro-rated based on your arrival time.
You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This A Good Faith Estimate may include 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 one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care 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. www.cms.gov/nosurprises.
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