ALL SESSIONS CONDUCTED VIA TELE-HEALTH - "IN PERSON" NOT AVAILABLE
PLEASE NOTE- I do NOT accept insurance. I am a private pay provider which allows me the most flexibility to protect your confidentiality. I have found that utilizing insurance creates barriers for quality treatment. Insurance companies dictate things like the number ,length, and direction of your treatment, and also requires that I diagnose you with a mental health disorder. A mental health diagnosis remains permanently in your health record. As a health care provider I value your privacy however, Insurance companies can request your records, including not but limited to my treatment notes, which include why you are going to therapy and what progress you are making. They have the right to audit your therapy files & notes, and ask questions of your therapist about your treatment. For these reasons and many others, many prefer to pay out of pocket rather than using insurance for mental health counseling.
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 one 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.
It is my priority that my services will be rendered in a professional manner consistent with the accepted legal and ethical standards. I am legally and ethically bound to the Code of Conduct as determined by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. If you are, at any time, for any reason, dissatisfied with my services and I am unable to resolve these concerns, you may report your complaints to the LPC board at: Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Texas Department of State Health Services MC-1982 PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Telephone: (512) 834-6658
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