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Sandy Beach

FEES

SESSION RATES
 

  • The initial intake session is 90 minutes and costs $250. The purpose of an intake is to gather a comprehensive overview of your presenting concerns as well as your background history. The information you share will help Dr. Bemis formulate an appropriate treatment plan with you. During the intake, the structure and expectations of therapy will also be discussed.
     

  • Individual therapy sessions are typically 45-50 minutes in duration and cost $225 per session.
     

  • Group therapy sessions are typically 45 minutes long and cost $100 per session.
     

  • There are limited spots for sliding-scale appointments for clients unable to pay the full rate, which is considered case-by-case. To qualify, you must provide two recent income stubs and information about your expenses to determine eligibility. These will be used to calculate your reduced rate should you qualify.

PAYMENTS
 

  • Payment is due at the end of each session.

  • Dr. Bemis accepts payment via Zelle, Venmo, and credit/debit card.

INSURANCE
 

  • Although Dr. Bemis does not accept insurance through her private practice, she accepts AETNA through her independent contractor position with Alma. If you carry Aetna health insurance and want to book an initial/intake session, please email Dr. Bemis at info@bemispsychology.com with your health insurance company, member ID #, group #, home address, phone number, and DOB.

  • If you do not have insurance, Dr. Bemis can prepare a monthly “superbill” that lists your attended sessions and payments. You can submit this superbill to your insurance company, and they may reimburse you depending on your coverage. Request information from your insurance company regarding coverage for an out-of-network provider who provides outpatient psychotherapy. Ask whether you have an out-of-network deductible and, if so, how much of it has been met or what is the remaining amount you would have to pay before your insurance can reimburse you for any out-of-pocket fee.

GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE
 

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your mental health care will cost. 

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  • Under the law, healthcare providers are required to provide a Good Faith Estimate of expected charges to individuals who do not have health insurance or do not plan to use their insurance for services. ​You are entitled to receive a Good Faith Estimate upon your request, or when you schedule healthcare services.

  • Your Good Faith Estimate covers the costs of any non-emergency items or services, including psychotherapy. Your estimate will be reviewed with you annually and adjusted as necessary.​

 

  • Your Good Faith Estimate is based on the information known at the time of the estimate and does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may come up during treatment. The actual services or charges may differ from the estimate.​

 

  • If you are billed at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you are legally allowed to dispute (appeal) the bill. You can do this by contacting your healthcare provider or starting a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

  • There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process, and doing so will not negatively affect the quality of healthcare services offered.

 

  • ​Learn more about the Good Faith Estimate and dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.

 

  • ​Make sure to take a picture or save a copy of your estimate in a safe place.

 

  • Disclaimer: The Good Faith Estimate outlines the costs that are reasonably expected for the anticipated services for addressing your mental health care needs.

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