Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and follow-up medication management
Individual, couples and/or family therapy
Collaboration with other treatment providers such as individual or family therapists, primary care physicians, or specialists
Available upon request
I am an out-of-network provider. This means that I do not have contracts with any health insurance plans including Medicare to receive co-payments and then bill the insurance company for the balance of the amount they have decided to pay for my services. Although I do not bill insurance companies for you I do provide a statement that has all the necessary information you need to submit in order to receive any benefits you may be due from them under your contract with your insurance company.
Some insurance companies have arrangements with physicians called "preferred providers" or "in-network providers." These physicians agree to see patients who have this insurance plan for less than their usual fee in return for referrals. I have not entered into any of these agreements because I think that insurance companies are not as interested in the quality of your health care as they are in getting a financial arrangement improves their profit. As I noted above, I will supply a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company. Almost all of my patients have insurance and get at least some reimbursement from their insurance company.
I have a small practice, and I keep my overhead (and my fees) down by not hiring additional staff to waste time dealing with insurance companies. The insurance companies also often ask what has been discussed during in sessions, and if you could manage with a lower level of care. This process recurs every 3-6 sessions, and in additon, many insurance companies are slow to pay physcians. Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance company, not between me and your insurance company. You are ultimately responsible for paying for your care. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
What is my deductible and has it been met?
How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
Is pre-approval required from my primary care physician?
Reduced fees are sometimes available temporarily on a limited emergency basis.
Full payment is expected at the time of service. Cash, check and major credit cards and PayPal are accepted for payment.
If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance you will be required to pay the full fee for the time reserved for you.
You can request a therapy appointment online by going to the menu and selecting that option.
More questions? Please contact me for further information. There is a menu option to open an email for that comes directly to me, or you may call my office at (215) 345-4990.