Decision Point Therapy is not an in-network provider with any health insurance companies. This allows more flexibility over your treatment without the constraints of insurance rules and restrictions, and more control over your privacy.
However, many clients use their "out-of-network" mental health benefits to help cover the costs of therapy.
To use this option, you will need to file a claim with your insurance company after you have paid for your therapy sessions. This is an easy and straightforward process with for most insurance plans.
You will automatically receive an insurance-ready receipt from after the close of each month.
Using "Out-of-Network" Benefits
Decision Point Therapy will automatically provide you with an insurance-ready billing receipt via email and your client portal after the close of each month. You may use this to submit to your company for possible reimbursement.
If you wish to use these benefits, please call your company prior to beginning therapy to ask:
- What are my out-of-network mental health benefits?
- Do I need to have a mental health disorder diagnosis to use these benefits?
- Do I need to meet a deductible?
- How do I submit a claim for reimbursement?
You may also consider using your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover the costs of therapy sessions at Decision Point Therapy.
Using Insurance to Cover Couples Therapy
Many insurance plans do not cover couples therapy unless one or both partners have a covered condition. This includes mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
However, if none of these conditions are present many companies will not cover the costs of therapy. Improving a relationship or marriage is not yet deemed a mental health issue as far as insurance companies are concerned.
While this is unfortunate, (particularly given the research evidence showing that poor relationships DO affect mental and physical health), it doesn't have to stop you from receiving the help you and your partner need.
You may schedule sessions less often than once per week to help make therapy more affordable, if needed.
Feel free to contact Dr. McDowell if you have questions about therapy fees or using your insurance to receive reimbursement for your treatment.
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