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  • Rates and Insurance

    INSURANCE

    In-Network:
    Ponciano Counseling and Wellness accepts Carefirst/BCBS and CIGNA plans for Individual and Family Therapy.

    Out of Network:
    We are out of network with other insurance companies.  When using Out of Network coverage, you are responsible for paying the rate of $150-$175 at the time of the services.

    We provide you with a receipt (superbill) that includes a diagnostic code and a billing code to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement depending on your plan. You are responsible for checking your Out of Network benefits.

    Rates with Independently Licensed Therapist:

    • Intake Evaluation: 55 min. session: $175
    • Individual Therapy: 55 min session: $175
    • Couples / Family Therapy: 55 min. session: $175

    Rates with Provisionally Licensed Therapists:

    • Intake Evaluation: 55 min. session: $150
    • Individual Therapy: 55 min session: $150
    • Couples / Family Therapy: 55 min. session: $150

    Reduced Rates with Interns:

    • Intake Evaluation: $50 55 min. session
    • Individual Therapy: 55 min session: $50
    • Couples / Family Therapy: 55 min. session: $50

    Other Hourly Rates (these will be charged depending on the agreement with your insurance company):

    • Supervision with Ingrid: $125 for 1-hour Supervision for LGPC or LGMFT supervisee
    • Phone Consultation: calls over 15 min will be considered a regular session and will be billed at the regular rate.
    • Written Reports: $100 per hour; (not covered by insurance.)
    • Court Testimony: $150-$175 (8 hrs min payable in advance not covered by insurance);
    • Consultation: $$150-$175 per 1 hr (such as IEP meeting, record review/correspondences)
    • Paperwork: $50 flat fee
    • Gottman Online Assessment: $50 (one-time fee for the couple)

    Forms of Payment:
    We accept payment via all major credit cards and HSA cards.

    Cancellation Policy: If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment you have to notify us 24 hours before your appointment in order to avoid a late cancelation fee of $100.

    Why couples counseling may not be covered by your insurance?  Relationship concerns, like communication, infidelity, lack of connection, intimacy, or other dynamics between two people are not considered a medical necessity by the insurance company. It is considered a relational issue.  Insurance companies only cover diagnoses that qualify as a medical necessity.  (There are rare exceptions where the individual has a diagnosis that qualifies as a medical necessity and a few sessions as a couple is needed in support of the diagnosis, this is not for strictly couples’ work but collateral.

    We will bill the insurance company using the appropriate diagnostic code and let the insurance company determine coverage. However, if the service is denied, the client is responsible for the entire fee.

     


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