Fees

Each clinician at R.I.C.E sets their own fees and there may be times that a clinician is able to provide an adjusted fee to accommodate a specific need.

Fees start at $100 depending on the type of service that you are looking for

Please contact the clinician of your choice for specific fees.

 

We accept credit/debit or FSA/HSA cards with payment expected at the time of service. 

We maintain a cancellation policy of 24 hours. If you cancel your appointment within 24  hours you will be charged a missed session fee equal to the clinicians full fee.

Insurance/ Out of Network

Insurance can seem appealing since most copays are set around $30 but it often creates more barriers than access.

We are NOT in network with any insurance carriers.

We are happy to provide the necessary documentation for out of network billing. If you would like to use your out of network benefits we recommend that you call your plan, provide them with the credentials of the team member you are considering working with and verify coverage and out of network deductibles. We collect our fees at the time of service. Any tasks related to claims submission and reimbursement are the responsibility of the client.

You may be wondering why we we limit our interactions with insurance companies:

  • Insurance companies require a diagnosis and medical necessity even after the first session. Only so much can be covered in the initial evaluation and we do not feel it is fair to have to provide a label just for insurance to give coverage.

  • Insurance companies dictate how we can engage in the counseling process as well as how many sessions can be had. Can you "feel better" after only 10 sessions? We take the process at your pace and will be with you every step of the way no matter how long it takes to reach your goals.

  • Reimbursement rates from insurance companies are less than 60% of out out of pocket fees. By accepting this rate of pay we would have to see double the number of clients per week and risk our own mental health and wellbeing, leaving us unable to provide quality services to our clients

  • Reconciling insurance claims and payments is a part to full time job. We would have to hire additional administrative staff with no additional funding from the insurance company to support this position.

  • Insurance companies can retroactively deny a claim and take money back that they have already paid. This decision rarely has to do with the quality of care provided. More often it has to do with whether a note was written on time, signed correctly or other items that are administrative in nature. This a) distracts from our job of being a clinician and b) places us at financial risk.

No Surprises Act

RIGHT TO RECEIVE A GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE OF EXPECTED CHARGES

Under the No Surprises Act

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.

    • You have a right to a copy of your Good Faith Estimate 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises