Please confirm that I am in network as a provider with your insurance plan. Some insurance companies require a pre-authorization prior to attending your first session, or they will not pay for the session. You will need to inform me whether you are the guarantor, or if your insurance is through a family member. In order to check your benefits and eligibility for mental health services, please use the PDF formatted questionnaire, Regarding Your Insurance Benefits. It is your responsibility to be aware of your insurance plan benefits. This will help you avoid paying for sessions that are not covered by your insurance.
Please bring the completed insurance benefits form, along with your intake paperwork, to your first session. If you do not have the information necessary to process your claim, you may be required to pay for the first sessions until an explanation of benefits (EOB) confirms that the services were in fact covered. Please remember that you are responsible for payment of sessions if your insurance fails to provide reimbursement.
Please be aware that there are specific codes used to bill insurance companies. The most common ones are:
90791 (Psychiatric diagnostic interview, no time designation)
90834 (45 minutes of psychotherapy, between 38-52 minutes long)
90837 (60 minutes of psychotherapy, any session 53 minutes or longer)