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Office Policies


Appointments

I see patients Monday - Thursday from 11:00 - 9:00 pm; Fridays from 11:00 - 5:00 pm.

Prior to our first appointment, please complete and fax the Initial Visit Forms to 240-654-0608.
The information will be confidential.  If you cannot fax the forms, please bring the completed forms with you.

If you prefer to scan and email the forms, let me know with an email to
[email protected].  I will respond with an email that encrypts your forms.

If you can't do either, please bring the forms with you to our first visit.
     
Insurance


Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan.
Please check your coverage carefully by asking th
e following questions:

  • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
  • What is my deductible and has it been met?
  • How many sessions per year does my health insurance cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • What is the amount of my co-payment for each visit?
  • Does the insurance company require pre-approval for my visits?

I am a participating provider with:
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Federal, PPO and Blue Choice), 
Medicare, 
Johns Hopkins Employee Health Plan & US Family Health Plan, 
Unicare, 
MultiPlan, and
*United Health Care (United Behavioral Health).  
*If you have United Health Care, I need you to have some kind of medical condition, like headaches
or digestive or cardio-vascular issues that are aggravated by your mental health issue(s)/stressors.                         

As a beneficiary of one of the companies listed above, you will probably have a co-payment (your share of the visit fee) for each visit. Please consult your insurance company before our first visit to find out whether you have a deductible to satisfy, what your percentage of the approved visit charge will be your responsibility, and, if you need pre-approval before we can begin.

       I am a participating provider with:

Blue Cross Blue Shield (Federal and PPO); not Blue Choice or Healthy Blue,
Medicare, 
TRICARE, 
Johns Hopkins Health Plan, 
Unicare, 
MultiPlan, and
*United Health Care (United Behavioral Health).  
*If you have United Health Care, I need you to have a medical condition as well as a psychological matter that distresses you.

       As a beneficiary of one of the companies listed above, you will probably have a co-payment (your share of the visit fee) for each visit. Please consult your insurance company before our first visit to find out whether you have a deductible to satisfy, what your percentage of the approved visit charge will be your responsibility, and, if you need pre-approval before we can begin.

Visit Fees

If you wish to have the privacy and confidentiality that results from paying for services without insurance company involvement, my fees are based on the Medicare Fee Schedule.  Initial visits are $170.00.  Follow-up visits are usually $150.00.

Payment

Your co-payment is due at each visit either by check or in cash, please.  If you do not have the proper deductible or copayment fee at our first visit, we can re-schedule.

If there is a balance on your account, after I've made three attempts to collect the balance, the account will go to collection.


Cancellation Policy

If you do not appear for your scheduled therapy appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be charged $95/missed visit.

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and infomr the intended person.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety.  If they do not cooperate, I will take futher measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
     


  

 

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