Confidentiality and Privacy
I am committed to maintaining your confidentiality and privacy.
I strictly conform to the HIPAA laws.
I will not discuss your case with anyone without your consent with exceptions to legal limits of confidentiality.
My professional fees are $ 400 for the initial intake appointment and $ 200 - $ 300 for ongoing appointments.
Collateral work carried out your behalf such as but not limited to writing reports, making calls, legal advocacy, and similar will be discussed with you prior to commencing such work except in medical emergencies. It will be charged in time increments based on my usual professional hourly rate. I do not accept insurances, though you may be able to be reimbursed for sessions by your insurance company if you have out-of-network benefits.I will be happy to provide you with a superbill which includes the diagnostic code(s) for potential reimbursement from your insurance. Payment is due in full at the time services are rendered. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Patients are responsible for promptly meeting at reserved appointment times. Late cancellations and missed sessions are charged at the full fee.
24-hours advance notice by phone is needed if you like to cancel an appointment. You will be charged for the full cost of a session if 24-hours notice is not given or if you fail to show up for a scheduled session.
I am available and very responsive outside of scheduled appointment times for important clinical issues. Routine questions and medication adjustments are best made during a regularly scheduled session when your concerns will be fully explored. Patients who require frequent or extended phone consultations will be billed for that additional time and effort.
Calls from patients who do not attend regular visits create a large daily burden of uncompensated work and will not be permitted. In order to maintain active patient status and receive medication refills, patients are expected to regularly schedule and keep appointments as medically necessary and determined by the practice.