Insurance Accepted carriers are: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Pequot, MHN, Husky and Medicaid. We will verify what percentage of the fee is covered by your particular plan. However, if you are able to pay directly for services, there are several advantages to not using insurance.
First, insurance companies will not reimburse claims unless you have a diagnosable mental disorder. Therefore, if insurance is to be used, a mental health diagnosis is required from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Moreover, insurance companies may also required that additional clinical information is provided, such as treatment plans or summaries, or copies of your entire Clinical Record. In such situations, every effort is made to release only the minimum information about you that is necessary for the purpose requested, but this information will become part of the insurance company files and will probably be stored in a computer. Though all insurance companies claim to keep such information confidential, I have no control over what they do with it once it is in their hands. In some cases, they may share the information with a national medical information databank.
Second, by utilizing your health insurance plan you are agreeing to the mandates that health insurance impose on what is considered acceptable treatment including the length of treatment. Many plans require authorization before they provide reimbursement for mental health services and such plans are often limited to short-term treatment approaches that restrict the number of approved sessions.
Payment Cash and check. PayPal can be used to pay with a credit card but a $2 processing fee is applied to each transaction.
Cancellation Policy If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.
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