Dr. Jacobsen is considered an “out of network” provider. She does not participate in any health insurance or managed care company plans.
A statement will be provided at the end of each appointment that should include all information necessary to receive reimbursement from your insurance company. You may submit this statement to your insurance company and/or save it for your financial records. If planning to submit to insurance, it is recommended that you contact your insurance company in advance to verify that your benefits include out-of-network coverage and the details of this. You will then be reimbursed directly by your insurance company based on the terms of your policy.
Dr. Jacobsen is not a covered provider for either Medicare or Medicaid. In such circumstances, patients must forego the use of these benefits for her services and will not be eligible to independently file claims.
A Note on Out-of-network Services
While the fee for out of network services may initially be higher, benefits of out-of-network psychotherapy services include:
- The ability to develop an individualized treatment plan with your therapist (e.g., length, intensity and type of therapy) based on clinical need and evidence-based practice as opposed to regulated protocols imposed by third party payers
- The choice to not involve any third parties in billing or paperwork
- An investment in evidence-based treatment that most often reduces or even eliminates the need for such services over time, often resulting in lower out-of-pocket costs in the long run
The cost of the initial evaluation is $300. This includes a 90-120 minute structured clinical interview, review of treatment history and relevant records, and initial contact with other providers, when applicable.
Following the evaluation, fees for treatment services are based on a 45 minute time block and prorated for professional time of lesser or greater time. All professional services, including office sessions, scheduled and unscheduled phone sessions, requested report writing or documentation, travel time (for home and community services), and professional consultation, are prorated and billed in the same manner.
Payments are collected at the time of service. Payments may be made by check, debit card, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover).
Cancellation/No Show Policy
Cancellation of sessions within 24 hours of appointment time and no shows are charged at the standard rate, except in the case of emergency.