Most people want to know: Can I use my insurance?
Participating Insurance Companies (In-Network):
If you are a subscriber to these insurance plans, you will likely have mental health coverage. I recommend that you contact your insurance company to learn about your eligibility and benefits for “out patient mental health office visits”.
Telehealth: Most plans are currently covering telehealth services, however you should check with your specific plan about these details.
Out of Network:
I am “Out of Network” with all other insurance plans. What this means:
If you have out-of-network benefits you can check to see if my services will be reimbursed under your plan. You’ll want to ask: “What are my mental/behavioral health outpatient office visit benefits?”
For some insurance companies, such as BCBS and MVP, I can submit the claim electronically for you at no additional cost. Ask if I can do the same for your insurance company!
Alternatively, I can provide a “Superbill” with all the necessary information on it and you send it to your insurance company for reimbursement, usually accompanied by a brief form.
I have my Psychotherapy “R” Privilege, which is an LCSW who fulfills the requirements of the insurance law for supervised experience providing psychotherapy, is recognized in New York State as a reimbursable psychotherapist. The “R” privilege requires insurance carriers to provide reimbursement for psychotherapy services whenever a health insurance contract includes reimbursement of qualified psychologists and psychiatrists (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/sw/lcswprivilege.htm).
I accept cash, checks and most major credit cards. Payment is due at the time of the service. Please email [email protected] for more information or submit a request form for services. You will receive a Financial Informed Consent clearly outlining all costs so there are no surprises.
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be charged a late cancellation/no show fee.
Any Other Questions
Please contact me for any additional questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you!