FEES

 

Initial visit (1-2 hrs) - $350

Follow up visit (20-30 min) - $190

After our initial visit, most follow up visits will be 25-30 minutes.  We may choose longer follow up visits from time to time, but will always discuss this beforehand.  I value transparency and there will be no surprise costs.  I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and cash.  I do not accept checks. 

DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

 

            I do not accept insurance nor work directly with insurance companies.  However, if you have a PPO insurance plan you may be able to get a significant portion of my fees reimbursed from your insurance company (see below).  In order for me to provide the most effective care I can, I operate outside of the insurance system.  I do this because insurance companies incentivize psychiatrists to have short, medication-focused visits, and have treatment guidelines based on this flawed system.  I think this does a disservice to patients.   

            While I do not accept insurance, I can provide you with a statement that you can submit to a PPO insurance plan.  To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them.  Some helpful questions you can ask your insurance carrier:

          - What are my mental health benefits?

          - What is the coverage amount per therapy session?

          - How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?

          - How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?

          - Is approval required from my primary care physician?

For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.

The Open Payments database is a federal tool used to search payments made by drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals. It can be found at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov.