- Some insurance companies will
reimburse for my services (PPO and POS). While others (HMO) require
you to choose someone on their contracted provider list. You may wish to check with your carrier to see if your plan will cover
individual or family psychotherapy with a "licensed marriage and family
therapist" who is not on the provider panel.
payment at each session, unless we have both agreed on some other method of
reimbursement. I am happy to prepare a statement (which will require me to provide a diagnosis code) for you to submit to your insurance company.
Basic decisions about your care, such as the number of sessions, are decided
by health plans. I may be required to discuss your confidential information with
insurance workers for “authorizaton” to see you. By not using health plans,
I can preserve your
confidentiality as fully as the law allows. Then treatment decisions can be
made by you and I alone.
I am currently
on the provider panel for Aetna insurance and Healthnet (MHN). You may
choose to see me using your health insurance for either of those plans.