Payment for Services Rendered

High quality, individualized psychiatric care is provided to children and teens through this practice only on a fee for service basis.  The practice does not participate in any insurance product or insurance billing.  (Your health insurance may be utilized on an out of network basis however- please see below information regarding using your insurance in this way.)  This allows very high quality, comprehensive care to be dictated by the doctor and the family, not the insurance company. 

 

Full payment for services rendered on that day will be expected at the time of each office visit.  An itemized receipt will be given to the patient's parent/ legal guardian for each paid service to assist the payer in attempting to obtain out-of-network reimbursement from the patient's insurance provider (if the patient’s policy carries this benefit).  Please contact your insurance provider to understand your policy benefits/ limits regarding out-of-network treatment prior to contacting the office for an appointment.  

 

Patients without insurance coverage, without out-of-network mental health benefits through their insurance, and patients who do not wish to utilize their insurance benefits can be seen as well, though full payment for services rendered will be expected at the time of each office visit. 

 

 

 

For your convenience, payment can be made by HSA/ FSA/ credit accounts administered through Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover®, American Express®, or by personal check.  Cash can also accepted (however in exact amount only as cash is not held on site to make change for transactions). 

Estimated cost of services- Based on rate schedule effective Oct 2014
FEE ESTIMATES 2014-10.pdf
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Financial Policy- updated February 2015
SHIPS 2015-02 Financial Policy RightsRes[...]
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Credit Card Agreement Form
SHIPS 2015-02 Credit Card Authorization.[...]
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Insurance Participation

The practice is out of network with all insurance plans at this time.  Please see above for further information regarding fee schedule, etc. 

FAQs Re: Obtaining care "out of network"
Info sheet-- Out of Network costs.pdf
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Information/ Questions regarding Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Healthcare

Please consider taking the time to explore the following resources (as well as those provided here) which provide information to assist patients/ parents/ legal guardians in determining insurance policy mental healthcare benefits and limits (both in-network and out-of-network)—

 

*What do I need to know about my insurance benefits? from Mental Health America

 

*Understanding Your Mental Health Insurance from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

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