Fees, Payments, and Billing
If you are covered by insurance, and I am a contracted provider on your insurance, Catherine will assist you in determining your benefits and co-pays. You will be responsible for your co-pay, but if your insurance company does not pay, you will be responsible for the entire fee. I have no role in deciding what your insurance covers. Your employer decided which, if any, of my services will be covered and how much you and I will be paid. You are responsible for checking your insurance coverage, and sometimes you are responsible for getting pre-authorization. Your insurance contract is between you and your company. It is not between me and the insurance company.
Diagnostic Interview: Ask about current rates
Individual, Couples, or Family Therapy: Ask about current rates
Court Testimony, reports, travel, etc.: Ask about current rates
Psychological Testing: ask about rates
Telephone consultations will be billed at the above rates. Of course, there is no charge for calls about appointments or similar business issues.
Accepted forms of payment
I accept cash, check, Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover cards for payment of services. I will electronically bill your insurance company if I am on the panel, and can send in your receipt for panels I am not on.
I usually expect payment for services at the time they are rendered. For legal services, a retainer may need to be paid to guarantee my services.
If you think you may have trouble paying your bills on time, please discuss this with me. I will also raise the matter with you so we can arrive at a solution. If it then remains unpaid, I must stop therapy with you. Fees that continue unpaid after this will be turned of to small-claims court or a collection service.