Rates and Insurance

I am on the panel of a number of different insurance plans: Excellus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MVP, Empire Plan, Emblem Health, Unicare, GHI, or whenever it says Beacon on the back of your insurance card. When that is the case, I can bill them directly.

If you have other insurance, I can still work with you, but you’ll have to pay me first and send a claim yourself to your insurance company. In many cases, they will reimburse you for part of your cost, calling me an out-of-network provider.

However, if you have Medicare as a primary insurance, none of this works as it should. I cannot take Medicare and cannot work with anything as a second insurance. I was told it would take an act of Congress to change that.

Insurance is complicated.

My self pay rate is $120 for a 50 minute session.

If you are asking me to conduct an evaluation for court or some other official proceeding, this will require additional work on my part and there will be additional fees. Please let me know beforehand if you need this, so that we can discuss fees and other material needed, so we can be ready at our appointment.

If you need an impaired driver assessment, I can no longer do those. The special certification I needed was too much trouble to renew.

If you miss an appointment, you will be charged $60 . Insurance plans do not cover this. If you need to cancel, please give me at least 24 hours notice and you won’t be charged. Go to your patient portal to cancel or set up an appointment online.

Self pay, co-payments and deductibles are due at the time of our session. You may pay by a health benefit card, a debit card, or a credit card on the patient portal. You will be responsible for full payment unless other arrangements are made beforehand. Unpaid fees may be referred to a collection agency.