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Got Questions?

  • Do you take insurance?
    Yes! I am a contracted provider with Premera Blue Cross and Regence Blue Shield. I am out of network for Medicare and all other insurance plans.
  • What are your fees?
    Initial Evaluation: $350 25 min Follow-Up: $175-$330 40 min Follow-Up: $300-$355 55 min Follow-Up: $350-$405 If I am contracted with your insurance, the rate you pay is determined by your insurance company and may be lower than that listed above. For out-of-network patients, the above fees will apply and your insurance company will reimburse you a proportion of the fee depending on your plan. Most out-of-network reimbursement rates vary from 60%-90%, but I encourage you to contact your insurance company for details. Patients are also protected by the No Surprises Act.
  • If you don't take my insurance, how do I know how much I will pay?
    Most out-of-network reimbursement rates range between 60-90% of the billed rate. To be certain what you will pay, I encourage you to contact your insurance company. Some good questions to ask include: 1) What is my out-of-network deductible? 2) What is my out-of-network out of pocket maximum? 3) What is my reimbursement rate when seeing an out-of-network doctor? 4) Do I have a co-pay or coinsurance? If so, what is the amount? 5) How do I submit a request for out-of-network reimbursement?
  • How will I be billed?
    If I am contracted with your insurance plan, I will bill your insurance directly. You are responsible for any co-pays/coinsurance that apply for your plan and payment will be collected at time of service. If you are paying out-of-pocket, I accept cash, check and credit card payments at the time of service. You will recieve a paid-in-full billing statement at the time of payment. This can be sent to your insurance company and they will send your reimbursement directly to you.
  • Why are there 2 billing numbers (codes) on my bill?
    In order to maintain compliance with the insurance plans I accept, I utilize CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes for billing. CPT billing requires psychiatrists to bill based on a combination of complexity (the first number on your bill) and time spent with the patient (the second number).
  • I need a medication refill. What do I do?
    All medication refills are provided during scheduled office visits. If you have no further refills on your medication, please contact my office to schedule an appointment.
  • How do I reach you between appointments?
    All established patients will have access to a patient portal account that includes a confidential message system. All clinical questions between appointments should be sent to me through this system. If you are experiencing an emergency and are unable to wait for a reply, please call 911 for medical emergencies or 988 for mental health emergencies.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide 2 full business days notice. Appointments cancelled without 2 business days notice will be assessed a cancellation fee. No fee will be charged for the 1st late cancel/no show, $150 will be charged for the 2nd late cancel/no show and the full fee for services scheduled will be charged for each late cancel/no show thereafter.
  • Are there conditions you do not treat?
    Yes. I am unable to provide treatment for the following conditions: - Current drug or alcohol overuse or abuse - Return to work evaluations/Disability evaluations - Severe eating disorders (i.e. anorexia, bulimia) - Anger management/Domestic violence - Recurrent self-harm - Court ordered treatment - Psychiatric emergencies - Children and adolescents
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