Insurance and Fees

My fee schedule is detailed in the Psychologist-Patient Service Agreement, one of the forms in the New Patient Packet. Please read all of the intake forms and feel free to ask me questions about them.

Presently, my clinical fees are $200 for the initial consultation session (CPT 90791) and $165 for subsequent individual or couples therapy sessions (CPT 90834 and 90847, respectively). Please note that when I perform evaluations and other consultative services on behalf of a third party (such as a licensing board, professional society, organization, attorney, etc), my fees are different from the clinical fees listed here.

Cancellations

If it is necessary to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 48 hours prior to the date of the scheduled appointment.  Failure to cancel your appointment with sufficient notice will result in a late-cancellation/no-show fee.  You will be responsible for the full clinical fee – not a reduced fee or copayment amount – and you will not be able to seek reimbursement for that late-cancellation/no-show fee by your insurance company.

Payment Options

I accept cash, check and credit cards.  Credit card payments can be made in the office at the time of service, or you can prepay via on-line payment through either Google Checkout or PayPal.

In-Network Insurance Coverage

Currently the only insurance companies I have agreed to participate with as an in-network provider are Johns Hopkins EHP and Medicare.  If you intend to seek partial reimbursement from an insurance company other than EHP or Medicare, please read the section below.

Questions about Out-of-Network Coverage for Your Insurance Company

You will want to call your insurance company if you intend to use your health insurance to cover my fees.  If you have insurance coverage other than EHP or Medicare, you will need to inquire about your out-of-network benefits; in such cases, I am happy to provide you a detailed receipt with all the information needed so you can submit the expense to other insurance companies yourself and receive reimbursement according to your insurance coverage.  When you call your insurance company, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • Is pre-certification or pre-authorization required? If so, obtain and write down the authorization number or code.
  • How many sessions will the insurance company authorize before a treatment plan is required?
  • What are the “reasonable and customary” amounts covered for the initial intake session (CPT code 90791) and for follow-up sessions (CPT code 90834 for individual therapy and 90847 for couples therapy) provided by a psychologist?
  • If you are seeking couples or marital therapy, ask if your insurance company covers this as a benefit; many health insurance companies deem couples therapy to not be “medically necessary.”
  • Do you have a deductible you need to meet before your insurance starts to cover payment? If so, how much of the deductible do you still have to meet for this calendar year?
  • How much is your co-pay?
  • Is there a maximum number of sessions per calendar year, and is there a lifetime maximum number of sessions? If so, how many of these sessions have been used?
  • Where to Begin

    If you are interested and ready to learn more about yourself, your relationships and how to feel and function better, please contact me to schedule an initial consultation appointment.
  • Insurance & Fees

    For more information about my fees and how you might be able to use your health insurance and/or flexible spending account (FSA), please visit the Insurance and Fees page.

Individual Therapy & Counseling

Through individual psychotherapy, I can help you improve your relationships with others in your life, stabilize your moods and cope with anxieties and worries.

Couples & Marital Therapy

If you and your partner are struggling to communicate with each other, having problems with romance and intimacy or even dealing with an affair, by engaging in couples therapy I can help the two of you refocus yourselves back onto improving your relationship.

Why Dr. Heitt?

I bring decades of experience working in a variety of settings and with a variety of people to my clinical practice. In addition to doing therapy with couples and individuals, I specialize in helping people like you deal with work-related problems.