Billing & Rates
I am a private pay provider. Services are considered out of network. For out-of-network benefits, you will be provided a Superbill at the end of each month to be submitted for reimbursement to your insurance or other flexible health care benefits.
To benefit my clients, I have contracted with Nirvana, a HIPAA-compliant and confidential service, to help clients determine their out-of-network benefits. Follow this link HERE and complete the form. It will assist you in determining the information.
Given that each insurance panel and policy are different for each client, I strongly encourage clients to contact your insurance to confirm the information and receive instructions on how best to submit their claims for reimbursement.
WE DO NOT HAVE INFLUENCE AND/OR CONTROL over this process.
The service codes to use when inquiring with your insurance are:
90847-Family with client
90846-Family without client
The basic rate for 50-minute sessions is $175; additional time is prorated in 15-minute increments for all services.
Payments for services provided are NON REFUNDABLE.
For new couples that chose the traditional approach, a relationship assessment one-time fee of $200.00; includes access to the Gottman Relationship Check-Up questionnaires, time of assessment review, and treatment planning and resources gathering.
For Art and Science of Love Workshop registration and cost, follow this link HERE.
All payments are due at the time of service.
Payments for services provided are nonrefundable.
Cash, check, and all major credit cards, HSA are accepted as forms of payment.
Billing and rates for Couples Intensives are different due to the type of service.
What is included in the cost?
The cost is per day.
A deposit of 50% of the total cost will be required when booking your appointment. The remaining balance is to be paid 6 weeks before the appointed time.
Relationship assessment-Access to Online relationship questionnaire, joint interview, individual interviews, & feedback session.
Copy of Couple Report and Initial Treatment Plan.
Access to online questionnaires for re-assessment of progress. Goals will be reviewed as needed.
Summary of the process with tools, techniques, and future recommendations.
Printed and/or electronic materials.
Free-50-minute Follow up session after the Intensive.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:
Intensives require a significant amount of time and resources for preparation. For that reason, we have a strict late cancellation policy. We encourage you and your partner to ask questions before committing to the process.
Emergencies and other life situations happen. Please communicate with us as soon as possible so we can assist you with a plan. We will do our best to find a time to reschedule your Intensive within a reasonable amount of time.
INTENSIVES CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellation six weeks before the time scheduled will be fully refunded minus 15 % service fee.
Cancellation four weeks before the scheduled time will be refunded at 50% of the total.
Cancellations made in two weeks or less are nonrefundable.
If your cancellation is due to an emergency, we can discuss rescheduling for a future date.
Fees paid will remain nonrefundable.
REASONS I DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE
Some of the reasons are insurance requires prior authorizations, and will have significant influence on your choice of therapist, treatment and may cut short the treatment based on sessions authorized when you may not have met your goals yet.
WHY CLINICIANS DO NOT TAKE INSURANCE
(These involve enhanced quality of care and other advantages.)
You control your care, including choosing your therapist, length of treatment, etc.
Increased privacy and confidentiality (except for limits on confidentiality)
Not having a mental health disorder diagnosis on your medical record.
Consulting on non-psychiatric issues vital to you, such as coping with life changes, gaining more effective communication techniques for your relationships, increasing personal insight, and developing healthy new skills, isn't billable by insurance.
After reading my position on why I don't accept health insurance, you may still decide to use your health insurance.
If you provide me with a list of therapists on your insurance provider list, I will do my best to recommend a therapist for you.
Good Faith Estimate
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 includes 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 1 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 or call 800-985-3059.