4 Must-Knows About How We Make Using Your Insurance Easier and Protect Your Privacy.
1. We Accept Many Forms of Payment
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. We ask that you pay at the time that you meet with us. In rare circumstances we will make other payment arrangements.
2. You Can Almost Always Use Your Insurance
We are out of network providers, but as licensed psychologists and professional counselors our fees are almost always partially reimbursed through your out-of-network insurance coverage benefit. Although it varies, most of our clients are reimbursed 60-80% of our fees.
3. We Make Insurance Reimbursement Easier
If you choose, we use secure technology to help you get reimbursed. Instead of filing paperwork with your insurance company yourself, we can electronically submit your request for reimbursement on your behalf. In most cases you’d receive a check from your insurance company in approximately 3-4 weeks.
In certain circumstances we’re unable to electronically file for reimbursement for you. In those instances we provide you with all the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance company to greatly ease the process.
Our clients who seek reimbursement on their own say that it’s relatively easy and straightforward process after learning their insurance companies instructions.
4. We Protect Your Privacy by Minimizing the Information that Insurance Companies (and their business partners) Know About You.
It boils down to this: if we ‘took’ insurance, then we would be working for insurance companies, and not you. Since we work directly and privately with you, we are not required to provide extensive personal and mental health-related information to your insurance company. This protects your privacy.
If we took insurance, the insurance company would dictate how long you could stay in therapy. If we were to disagree with their assessment we would have to divulge your therapy history and other personal information to them in the hope of extending needed therapy. For these reasons, we choose to not work for insurance companies, and instead work with you. This allows us to decide upon the goals of therapy with you.