Among a few other insurances, we do NOT accept the following major carriers: MEDICAID, UNITED HEALTH CARE, OR HUMANA; consequently, we do not see clients who have policies with these insurances.
We accept several forms of payment including: checks, money orders, cash, and these
Co-pay is due at time of service unless other arrangements have been made.
Options may be arranged for clients without insurance or who choose to not use their insurance (See Good Faith Estimate Below).
As a courtesy, we will conduct insurance verification and will obtain the necessary preauthorizations for your treatment. However, you are also strongly encouraged to know your own benefits and may be asked to obtain the referral depending on the situation.
Co-pay and co-insurance for your mental health benefits may be different than they are for your regular medical benefits, particularly for testing. For some plans, testing goes toward your deductible and co-insurance versus a co-pay.
You can call the customer service number on your insurance card and ask the following questions:
1) Is Melody Snider, Licensed Psychologist, in network with my plan.
2) What is my copay or coinsurance in an "outpatient office setting" for the following codes: Counseling billing codes are 90791, 90834, and 90837. Testing billing codes may include the following: 90791, 96116, 96121, 96130, 96131, 96132, 96133, 96136, and 96137.
3) What is my deductible and have I met it?
4) Does my deductible have to be met before the insurance will pay (may be different for counseling versus testing)?
5) Do I need a referral for counseling before the insurance will cover their part? (Please know a referral is required for neuropsychological and psychological testing regardless of your insurance requirements. However, clients may self-refer for counseling unless their insurance requires a referral).
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services.
- You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
- Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service.
- If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
- Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 208-957-5450.
COMMONLY BILLED INSURANCES:
Contact: 208-957-5450 (phone)