The services offered at The Anxiety & OCD Therapy Center may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance. We are an in-network provider with Medicare, and an out-of-network provider with all other plans. Unlike most practices, as a courtesy to clients, we submit all claims on your behalf, regardless of our status with your plan.
We ask for any deductible and/or copay at the time of service, and wait for payment from your insurance, whether we are in or out of network. We work with all insurance plans to ensure that the billing process goes as smoothly as possible.
If you plan to use insurance for your sessions, you may ask your insurance provider these questions to determine your financial responsibility:
Is Nina F. Rifkind, LCSW (Owner of The Anxiety & OCD Therapy Center) in network for me?
Do I have an annual deductible? Has any portion been met for the current year?
What is my copay or coinsurance for In Network (or Out of Network), outpatient behavioral health sessions?
If you have any trouble obtaining this information or have questions, we are happy to help!
“Good Faith Estimate.”
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage of a Federal Health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage 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" or expected charges. You have the right to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law health care providers need to give patients who don't have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment and hospital fees. Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure you save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visitwww.cms.gov/nosurprises