In order to better serve our clients, this practice no longer accepts/bills health insurance.
Therefore, you, the client have total confidentiality, can determine the type, length, and content of your treatment, and are not required to have a medical diagnosis for your record (insurance panels require a billable psychiatric diagnosis on all patients even children and couples therapy).
This is especially important with certain sensitive careers and clients that we serve at this practice, including, mental health professionals, physicians, attorneys, pharmacists, politicians, pilots, active military, children, adolescents, custody disputes, etc.
As there is no 3rd party payer, your file cannot be requested for review by any billing entity, as is done with insurance companies. HIPPA regulations allow insurance companies full access to their clients' medical files, including family therapy and mental health counseling.
Insurance companies/payors are also permitted to limit the number of sessions, session length of time, frequency and types of treatment. In fact, that sensitive information can be put into a larger insurance linked database and kept on file indefinitely, including dates of services, diagnoses, treatments, etc.
Therefore, self-pay treatment offers much more confidentiality and freedom in treatment planning and delivery of services for the client, and we can offer more affordable rates as no additional billing staff is required.
For any questions concerning services, confidentiality and/or payment call (904) 234-0574 or email [email protected]