Insurance companies are an additional cause for concern because many put constraints on the psychotherapy treatment requiring medical necessity and limiting the amount of sessions based on medical necessity. It takes times, and focus to assist people in learning about themselves. The goal of becoming more aware of authentic selves and remove blocks to achieving goals that can lead to a much richer quality of life. For those who would like to use their insurance below will give you a list of Companies;
If you have insurance that covers mental health benefits, we will be happy to bill your insurance company. Clients are Responsible for the rate that your insurance pays until the deductible is met and co-pays. A list of provider networks is below. Also if I am not a provider in your network, we are happy to bill out of network insurance for you.
You may want to check out the following information about your insurance. We can also check this out for you.
1. What Insurance Company covers my Mental Health Benefits?Some Insurance Companies care out Mental Health Benefits to a third party company.
2 How much is my deductible and has it been me?
3. How much is my co-pay or coinsurance?
4. How many sessions are covered in a year?
5. Do you need prior authorization to begin therapy?
6. Does my insurance Co require my mental health care provider to supply personal information and review my for me to receive additional sessions? Do I have concerns about this?
7. Is there a change in coverage if I have a parity diagnosis?
8. What is a parity diagnosis
Mental health care provides support and treatment to optimize a person’s emotional and psychological well-being. Treatment for severe mental illness like major depression or panic disorders must be covered by your health plan under the same terms and conditions applied in treating other medical conditions.
The Mental Health Parity Law (MHPAEA) ensures the same medical care coverage for the following mental health conditions:
Bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder
Autism or Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Children's severe emotional disturbances
Parity Law Information Provided by California Department of Managed Care
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SLIDING FEE SCALE
<$20,000 $40 - $50
$20,000 - $40,000 $45 - $60
$35,000 - $50,000 $45 - $70
$50,000 - $60,000 $50- $80
$60,000 – $70,000 $55 - $90
$70,000 – $80,000 $60-$100
>$80,000 $75 -$150
*Fees are as of January 1, 2017 and are adjusted periodically
*Sliding fee scale is based on the average family of 2-4 people and can be adjusted higher or lower depending on the number of persons living in the home
*Other extenuating circumstances regarding ability to pay (ex. high medical bills, etc.) can be documented below and taken into account when agreeing upon a fee.
*Sliding Scale is based on honor of client