Your First Visit
When you set up an appointment with me on the phone, I will ask you to visit my website to access the forms to complete and bring to our first meeting. This will allow us more time to address your issues at our first meeting. I will take time to review the conditions of treatment, HIPAA, and answer any questions you might have. If you have any questions regarding signing the paperwork, I would like to discuss these questions before you sign.
If you plan to use insurance, call your insurance company and ask:
- Are you currently covered?
- Am I a provider whose services are paid under this plan?
- What is your annual deductible?
- What is the percentage of coverage?
- What is the company’s “usual and customary rate?”
- What is the maximum benefit for outpatient mental health coverage?
Please remember to bring your paperwork to our first meeting.
Remember: You are responsible for the entire bill whether the insurance pays or not.
I will bill your primary insurance company monthly as a courtesy to you and will follow up with them to assist in getting reimbursement for services. If you have secondary insurance, you are responsible for paying the balance, and I will provide a superbill for you to submit for reimbursement. However, you are responsible. Though I am on most insurance panels, if you happen to have insurance from a company I do not serve, the service may not be covered.