I accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield of VT, CBA Blue, CIGNA, Cigna Great-West, Evernorth, Medicaid, MVP, and self-payment. Please contact your insurance provider prior to treatment in order to obtain authorization and determine whether you have a co-pay or high deductible plan.
If you choose to use insurance, it is your responsibility to obtain authorization from your insurance company for your treatment. If given an authorization number please write it on your registration paperwork. If you are going through your insurance, it is also your repsonsibility to determine what your co-pay is for outpatient mental health counseling appointments or whether you have a high deductible. Co-pays/full payments for high deductible policies or non-insurance clients are due at the beginning of each session. I strongly suggest you obtain information from your insurance company well in advance so you fully understand how your benefits work, how many sessions your insurance allows and whether you have a co-pay or high deductible plan.
Payments are due at the beginning of each session and are accepted in the form of either check, credit cards, HSA cards/checks or debit cards. I'm happy to go over with you the advantages and disadvantages of self payment and going through your insurance company so you can make an informed decision. Sliding scale fees are available upon request and financial need. Receipts can be provided upon request for Health Savings Accounts or if you'd like to try to submit for out of network benefits. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 802-327-7788.
For those of you who prefer not to go through your insurance company or who do not have insurance, my rates are:
For Diagnostic Intake session (typically 60 minutes)- $130
For 60 minute sessions- $125
For 45 minute session-$125
For 30 minute sessions-$100
Good Faith Estimate
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers are required to inform individuals who do not have insurance or who choose to not use their insurance, both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services, to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” (GFE) of expected charges. The GFE shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for services provided by their provider. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. It does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. It does not take into account any reimbursement that you may receive as a result of out of network benefits.
If your appointment is scheduled at least 10 days in advance, you have the right to receive a copy of the GFE within 3 business days. If it is scheduled within less than 10 days, you have the right to receive the GFE within 1 business day.
If you receive a bill that is at least more than $400 of your Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to 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, pleae visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises
While I understand that emergencies occur, a 24 hour notice is required for all cancellations. You will be charged a fee of $75 for any no shows or cancellations made within less than 24 hours of the appointment time. Please note that insurance companies typically do not pay for missed appointments/cancellations so payment for this will be the client’s responsibility.