Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What kind of insurance do you accept?
We do not accept any insurance; however, you may be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. We can provide you with a superbill which is a specialized invoice. The claim can be submitted to the insurance company along with the superbill to request reimbursement. You will need to call your insurance company to determine your mental health service benefits. Some helpful questions you can ask your insurance company:
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is my out-of-network deductible and has it been met?
- What is my out-of-network annual out-of-pocket cap?
- Do I have to have a “parity” (i.e., severe) diagnosis, to qualify for benefits?
- How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover for parity, or non-parity, diagnosis?
- Is approval or a referral required from my primary care physician?
- Do I need to obtain pre-authorization?
- Are my benefits on a calendar year basis, or a plan year? If on a plan year, when does it start?
Why should I use an out-of-network provider?
Using an out-of-network provider provides you with flexibility to receive the best clinical care possible without interference from your insurance company. Client’s needs are put first, rather than the insurance company limiting the number of appointments. The frequency and duration (length) of therapy appointments with an out-of-network provider can occur as necessary to support the individualized treatment plan of a client.
Using your medical insurance for counseling has some risks involved. When using your medical insurance, you must be given a mental disorder diagnosis. This diagnosis will become part of your medical records which can cause problems later when you might be asked, “Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness?” on a job application or when applying for life insurance or health insurance. We want to help you rather than cause you problems due to a diagnosis on your medical records. This is one of the reasons that we do not take health insurance as reimbursement.
We take utmost care to protect your privacy. When a client does not seek reimbursement from an insurance company, the client’s chart is completely confidential and will never be released without permission or legal basis.
Many clients who do choose to seek reimbursement through the use of a superbill often find that the process is rather simple and the benefits are higher than assumed.
Appointments can be scheduled at (click on) “Feel light and free now” without waiting for a primary care physician’s referral and approval from the insurance company.
Please note that insurance companies will not reimburse for coaching services and workshops.
How do I get reimbursed by my insurance company?
Submit your receipt / superbill which shows that you have paid in full along with all necessary diagnostic and procedural codes and your insurance company’s claim form to the address indicated by your insurance provider. The insurance company will make payment according to their policies and procedures.
The amount they reimburse you will vary from plan to plan and is typically based on the percentage of out-of-network coverage authorized by your plan (this may be up to 50-80% of the allowable rate). This assumes that you have met your out-of-network deductible and have obtained any necessary prior authorizations.
What billing codes are used?:
The following are commonly used codes to bill for psychotherapy services. If you are going to call your insurance company to inquire about reimbursement, please take note of the codes listed below in bold.
Initial diagnostic evaluation
90791: Therapy Intake / Initial Assessment
90837: 60 minutes Psychotherapy with patient and/or family member
How to schedule an appointment?:
The easiest way to schedule an appointment is to click on “Feel light and free now,” sign up (create an account –This will allow you free access to the client portal) and schedule an appointment. Please fill out the intake forms online using the client portal prior to your first appointment. In order to comply with the policies that we have in the healthcare field and to provide you with more convenience, you’ll just need to fill out these intake forms one time. Your information will be safe and secure. We take your data security seriously, so we collaborated with a very reputable EMR (Electronic Medical Record-System). They encrypt all your information by HIPAA standards, and they are HIPAA compliant. We do not store any financial or card details anywhere on our website. The details collected by the EMR system to make any payment are taken in a secure manner and passed directly to a payment gateway to make the payment. If you schedule your appointment online, our office will send you a confirmation email if the time works for us.
Once we schedule your appointment, we hold that time specifically for you. Please call us at least 2 business days before your scheduled appointment if you need to cancel as this will provide those clients that are on the waiting list an opportunity to make an appointment. For example, if your appointment is on Monday at 5 pm, please call us at (832) 549-2067 no later than the previous Thursday at 5 pm to cancel. If you do not give two business days notice, you will be responsible for the full session fee. Unfortunately, no insurance company reimburses for this.
Anand Vyas, Ph.D., NCC, LPC offers and maintains this website to provide information of a general nature about problems that may require the services of a licensed professional counselor. The information is provided with the understanding that Anand Vyas, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is not engaged in rendering psychological advice, counseling or recommendations through this website or via the internet. Any information presented on this website should not be considered a substitute for consultation with a mental health professional to address individual mental health needs. Individual facts and circumstances will determine the treatment that is most appropriate. The information contained on this website is intended to provide general information on psychology, counseling, and various mental health issues, as well as services provided by Anand Vyas, Ph.D., NCC, LPC. This is not a replacement for medical care by your physician. This information is meant for residents of the state of Texas only.
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We are in the heart of Sugar Land in Sugar Land Town Square! Our office is a perfect size, cozy, safe and discreet. You can grab a coffee, a quick bite or enjoy a stroll around the fountains in Sugar Land Town Square before or after your appointment!
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The easiest way to schedule an appointment is to click on the “Get Started” button below, sign up (create an account), and schedule an appointment. Also, you can call us at +1 832 549 2067 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please fill out the forms prior to your first appointment online. Your information will be safe and secure. If you prefer to complete the intake forms at the office, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time.
We offer same-day, late evening and weekend appointments!