Insurance

I am contracted with Regence, Premera, Lifewise of Washington, and affiliated Blue Crsoss/Blue Shield Plans.  However, it is the responsibility of each patient I treat to confirm with the insurance company that I am indeed listed as a “preferred provider.”  There may be some plans using these payors that have mental health “carve-outs,” and I am NOT a participant in such carve-out plans.  I am not a Medicare provider.

If I bill your insurance for you, I will be asking for a copayment or “copay” at the beginning of each appointment.  You will be provided with an electronic or a paper receipt for the copay on the day of the appointment and you will also be provided with an electronic or paper statement after the insurance company has paid their share of the bill.  Please remember that if you have a deductible, then the insurance company may not pay at all, in which case you will be responsible for the entire bill at the insurance plan’s negotiated price.

If I am not a preferred provider within your insurance plan, then you may attempt to obtain reimbursement from your insurance plan at an “out of network” rate.  The rate of out of network reimbursement varies between insurance plans.  If you plan to see me as an out of network provider, please contact your insurance company in advance so that you can anticipate your out-of-pocket expenses.  After payment is received I will provide you with a statement that you will be asked to submit to the insurance company for out of network reimbursement.  

If you wish to confirm that I am in network for your insurance, please call your insurance carrier or call my biller, Denise Hisey, at 425-691-8193.  

Payment

Payments (including copays) are due at each visit.  I accept cash, checks, credit cards, and debit cards.  At the time of our first appointment,  I will ask for written permission to charge for copayments, coinsurance, late cancellation fees, and other fees using a credit or debit card which will be stored in a secure system.  If I am billing your insurance company, charges to the cardmay be delayed until after the insurance has paid for their portion of the claim.