The fact is that many clients choose to pay for therapeutic services themselves instead of using health insurance. This choice about using health insurance has some important consequences. In order to bill an insurance company, a diagnosis must be included on the claim. Sometimes, such a diagnosis may affect current or future health insurance coverage. Health insurance coverage varies dramatically from one insurance company to the next. Please be sure to check with your insurance company so you understand your coverage.
Please be sure to let us know if the costs become stressful for you or you have questions about the cost of psychological services. For some of my patients the cost of therapy still seems daunting. The office will accept extended payment schedules for both self-pay and insurance patients. This means you can get the care you need now and spread payments out over a manageable time frame...all without interest. It is important to us that our patients have options so that they can continue to get the professional care they know is necessary. You have the right to request a good faith estimate of the cost of sessions. The total cost of care will depend on how often you meet with me but each session fee will remain the same unless we communicate a change to you at least a month ahead of time. If you are concerned about the fee or if you are surprised by the cost, please talk with me. Keep in mind that your rights are protected and we take that seriously. You may consult the federal website www.cms.gov/nosurprises or more information.
School Observation, Milieu, Consultation, Forms Completion or Meeting Attendance: Dr. Baumgardner may available by request for these services. Additional fees billed in quarter hour increments will apply. This includes extended phone calls, weekends or after hours urgent calls. It also includes letters written upon request, meeting attendance, and review of past records. Dr. Baumgardner does not serve as an expert witness and typically does not appear in court. If you request her time in court, a block of time must be scheduled in order for Dr. Baumgardner to appear, which prohibits her from scheduling other clients. If cancelled in less than 72 hours notice the full fee will be charged. The fee applies to travel time and time “on-call”, whether or not testimony is given.
Rates for Executive Coaching will vary depending upon location and travel. Please contact Dr. Baumgardner to discuss your organization's needs.
Dr. Baumgardner always has clients on a waiting list in case of a cancellation. Therefore, Dr. Baumgardner has a 48 hour (2 business days) cancellation policy and requires that patients notify her at least 48 hours in advance in order to avoid a cancellation fee. Additionally, Dr. Baumgardner does not overbook. She reserves the time specifically for you. For established patients, if you do not give 48 hours notice, then the full fee will apply for the session. No shows/No call will be charged at the full fee on the first occurrence. Fees may be waived in the case of acute illness or emergency. In the event of illness or emergency, please give me as much notice as you can. Thank you for being sensitive to the needs of those on the waiting list.
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