WHILE MANY GREAT THERAPISTS MAY ACCEPT YOUR INSURANCE I AM CURRENTLY NOT TAKING INSURANCE AT THIS TIME. I GLADLY ACCEPT ALL MAJOR DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS, I USE IVYPAY AS MY CONFIDENTIAL CARD ON FILE METHOD OF PAYMENT.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES MY INSURANCE RECEIVE?
It is important for you to understand that whenever you use your insurance to pay for mental health or medical care, the insurance company has the right to information about you. Companies vary in the questions they ask, the amount of documentation they require, their access to your records and the frequency with which I will have to justify your therapy to them.
I make every effort to preserve your privacy in the medical record while documenting the information both required legally and to secure insurance reimbursement. Your insurance company will expect you to be aware that they reimburse for ‘medically necessary’ services. They may also require you to telephone yourself to request pre-authorization for mental health care. Once I have your consent, I will file claims for your therapy for reimbursement. I do not, however, obtain pre-authorization on your behalf.
Many clients chose to pay for therapy out of pocket/self/private pay because this ensures maximal privacy and confidentiality. In this circumstance, you have maximum control of who may access your records and you control what we discuss, how long we work, which are factors that your insurance company and benefit plan may have influence over whenever you utilize insurance, such as setting pre-determined time limits. As a general policy, it is my practice to discuss disclosure of your private information in advance.
Confidentiality is covered in my Practice Consent forms available through the Client Portal.