Payment options: Insurance, Self-pay
                (Sliding scale only applies to self-pay)

 If using Insurance, your fees are determined by   your plan.  You pay your deductible or co-pay   and I  bill them for the balance.  (Please verify in   advance  that I am on your specific plan.  You can call the   number on   the back of the card, and they will have 
 their in-network providers listed on their website).
 If you have an HSA plan or card, you can use that to
 pay your out-of-pocket costs. 

 ​Self-pay:  (there is no insurance or other 3rd party   billing).  You pay the fee at the time of service. 
 There is more flexibility with self-pay, so if there is a
 there is a need, I may have flexibility for a sliding
 scale depending on the situation.



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 Insurance / Managed Care
The insurance and the health care system has become very confusing!
  Please try to verify the specifics of your plan before you see me so you know what  your out-of-pocket costs will be.  I may be able to help if 
you provide me with your insurance and some personal information.

 Look on the back of your insurance card and call the member number
 for Mental Health or Behavioral Health to verify details.
 Many companies contract out for their behavioral services, so sometimes counseling services are under a different name than your insurance company.
  I am on the following insurance companies provider lists (in general) but please double-check in case your specific plan is different:​
  *not on medicare (advantage or supplement plans, or medicaid plans.  

       Beacon Health Options 
       Cigna, now Evernorth
       Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield (all Blue Cross plans, except UofU)
       EMI (Educator's Mutual Insurance)
       Optum or One Healthcare (most plans)
       PEHP (Public Employees Health Plan)  School district employees
             are required to get pre-authorization, check your plan.)
       Select Health
       United HealthCare (One Healthcare, Optum)
       Also, some various EAP plans.

   Other good information to know about insurance and counseling:
      *Is there a deductible? Has it been met for this plan year? You pay
        the full contracted amount your plan specifies until the deductible
        is met, then you pay the co-payment amount.
      *What types of issues are covered?  Most require a diagnosis of a
        current emotional problem, such as depression, anxiety, etc. 
      * What is not covered? They may not cover couples counseling, 
        career counseling, or other life problems unless there is also a
        primary emotional diagnosis that is covered.
      * EAP plans will cover any life problems for a limited number of
         sessions, at no cost to you.  They need to authorize services
         ahead of time and will give you an authorization number.

Holly Lineback, CMHC