The fee for a standard clinical session is set by each therapist, but typically ranges between $125 and $165. The first two sessions typically focus on assessment and might differ in cost than standard sessions thereafter. The fee may nominally increase periodically to reflect cost of living increases and other factors. You will be notified in advance of an upcoming fee increase. The fee covers all standard administrative tasks associated with your sessions (e.g., billing, scheduling, etc).
Additional fees may be applied for other services you request (e.g., phone consultation) or that are warranted or required for your professional care (e.g., report writing, consultation with other professionals, etc).
Your therapist may offer a reduced fee in cases of financial necessity and when funds for the payment of your therapist’s standard fee are unavailable to you from other sources. Before setting a reduced fee, your therapist may request tax statements and other documentation of financial need.
IPA is a contracted Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) PPO provider and will bill BCBSIL directly for services rendered. You are financially responsible for any copayments or coinsurance amounts due, for any noncovered charges (e.g., missed appointments), and for any balances unpaid by BCBSIL for any reason (e.g., deductibles). Payment for your portion of the charges is expected at the time of service. It is your responsibility to obtain preauthorization prior to your first appointment if required by your policy. Call your member benefits number to confirm whether preauthorization is required.
IPA is not a contracted provider for any other insurance companies. Upon request your therapist will provide a monthly claim form that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. This is a service to you and does not affect your financial obligation to IPA. Please be advised that the amount due at the time of service is not contingent on when, or whether, you receive insurance reimbursement.
Payment for services rendered is required at the time of service. You may pay by check, cash, or credit card. Checks should be written out ahead of time (so as not to take time away from the session) and made out to Integrative Psychotherapy Associates, LLC. Credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) may be processed in the office, at the time of service. You may also provide your credit card info on the Credit Card Authorization form and your payments will be processed for you after each session.
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