$190 per 50-minute session.
* Reduced fee services may be available on a limited basis.
Cash, check, and credit card are accepted forms of payment. Payment is due at time of service.
If you do not show for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full fee for that session. Please be advised that insurance will not reimburse for missed sessions. Please call as soon as possible if you have trouble making your appointment time.
I limit the plans in which I participate and am considered in-network. In addition, many people are concerned about insurance companies ability to safeguard the confidentiality of information submitted to them for reimbursement purposes. As a licensed clinical psychologist, my services are likely to be covered in full or in part by your health insurance.
Which insurance do you accept?
I am an in-network provider with most BlueCross BlueShield PPO plans. If you use this insurance for our visits, you will be responsible for your co-pay. Co-pays are generally between $10-$50 per session.
Are there ways to get reimbursed for the cost of therapy?
Yes. Many insurance companies provide out-of-network benefits which allow patients to be reimbursed by their insurance companies for therapy services. In addition, some of my patients have been successful in obtaining authorization for coverage for services even when they did not have out of network benefits. Most insurance companies that provide out-of-network benefits cover between 50%-75% of the cost per session. By submitting a medical claim form (usually found on the insurance company's website) with a copy of a receipt, you may receive a check from your insurance company reimbursing you for a portion of the cost of therapy.
If you are planning to use insurance coverage, you should call your insurance company (a phone number is usually listed on the back of your card) and check your coverage carefully by asking the following questions:
•Do I have mental health benefits?
•Does my plan have out-of-network benefits?
•When does my calendar year start?
•What is my annual deductible and has it been met for this year?
•How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
•Is pre-authorization required?
•Is a referral required from my primary care physician?
•How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
•What does the company allow ("reasonable and customary") for these codes: 90791 & 90836?
•Are there standardized forms I will need to submit for reimbursement? Where can they be found?
Please call my office at 202-321-9452 to discuss treatment costs, insurance questions, or to obtain assistance with determining your benefits and possibilities of treatment with me.