Lakeway Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Finding Your Path to Health and Happiness

Finding your Path to Health and Happiness


Payment information


Lakeway Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is currently an out of network provider.  However, we are anticipating enrollment in the next 6 months with the following insurance providers:

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cigna

Aetna

Tricare

Please be aware that patients can only use insurance for medication management only and not therapy

We are out of network with all other insurance providers including Medicaid and Medicare

If you are out of network, we can provide you a detailed invoice per request that can be submitted to your insurance company for partial payment


Payment for Psychiatric Services

Lakeway Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is currently out of network and cash based clinic only.  We are not accepting any managed care or Medicaid/Medicare at this time; however, can honor sliding scale reduced discount rates (please refer to section below  "Managed Care Policy" for further information on this).  We have a set fee per visit based on the type of visitation for cash based patients and other patients who are insured by out of network providers.  Please be aware that medication and psychiatric care only can be billed to insurance.  


Acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, and credit card for full payment or  The following is the fee schedule for this cash patients:


Initial visit/consultation: $295

Medication management follow-up: $125


Above fees are subject to change, however, any changes will be discussed with you.


Payment for Therapy Services

Our clinic counseling and therapy services, lead and managed by Ms. Jessica Hooson, is out of network with insurance providers.  Patients have an option of being seen by therapy interns at a reduced rate under certain circumstances.  All therapy interns are supervised and receive collaboration from Ms. Jessica Hooson.   Therapy rates vary based on individual, couple, or family counseling.  Rates are listed as below and payment is accepted at the time of service.  


Acceptable methods of payment include cash, check, and credit card for full payment or  The following is the fee schedule for this cash patients:


Individual therapy session (50 min): $85

Couple therapy session (60 min): $95

Family therapy session (60  min): $100

Intern therapy session (50 min): rates are set per patient basis and range from $35-$45 based on complexity, intern experience, and individual needs


Above fees are subject to change, however, any changes will be discussed with you.



Insured Patient Policies

At this time, LPBH is not accepting any insurance providers.  Upon enrollment, however, please be advised that if we are billing your insurance, it is ultimately your responsibility if your insurance refuses to pay for our visitation.  We will try to redeem compensation for your services to the best of our ability from your insurance but often times insurance companies will either limit number of visitations or refuse to pay.  If we are not able to obtain compensation in a timely manner, you are responsible for the full amount owed per your insurance policy.  By utilizing your insurance, you are agreeable to this clause and understand that failure to pay your amount due will result in termination of your services and further submission of your account to collection agencies.  


Fees for Document Requests

Certain requests for documents are subject to fees.  Please note that the charges apply for the time allotted to filling the form based on pages as well as fees associated with producing and sending the document.  Simple requests and letters limited to one page are not subject to any fees.  Please refer to the fee schedule below:


Mental Residual Functional Capacity Assessment: $50

Specified Letter per request: $25 (If limit exceeds 1 page)

FMLA: $50

Special Services Enrollment for Students: $50


Refill of Triplicate Medications and Controlled Substances

Patients on Triplicate medications such as Stimulants (e.g. Adderall, Ritalin) and controlled, non-triplicate medications such as Benzodiazepines (Ativan, Xanax), Hypnotics (Ambien) and other potentially addictive medications, need very close follow-up and monitoring along with frequent follow-up.  These scripts will only be given 30 day supply at a time.  This is to comply with State and Professional regulations for usage of these medications and to avoid any misuse.  For the first 6 months-1 year of therapy on these medications, you may be asked to be seen monthly for each refill given. Once stable on symptoms, based on assessment of use, you will be allowed to follow-up every 6-12 wks.  Triplicate or schedule II drugs CANNOT be filled outside of appointment times.  Under no circumstance can these medications be filled if they are lost, misplaced or stolen.  Similar to schedule II drugs, scripts for highly addictive substances such as benzodiazepines and sedative/hypnotics cannot be filled outside of appointment times and cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or misplaced.  

 

Direct Phone Collaboration with your Psychiatrist

As a clinic, we see it within our duty to attend to any emergent or concerning situations.  Basic questions regarding payment, insurance, and scheduling can be handled through our clinic director.  Most medical questions will be addressed by our clinic staff and medical coordinators after detail collaboration with our psychiatrist. 


If it becomes necessary to address your question directly with our psychiatrist, Dr. Rezaee will contact you directly via email or phone call.  These phone calls are limited to 10 minutes.  If there is no resolution in the duration of the 10 minutes, then you can be booked for an emergent or crisis appointment and in the event of emergency, medical or psychiatric, you will be referred for care by emergency crew or officials.  


Due to volume of patients, Dr. Rezaee is limited in phone calls greater than 10 minutes. If Dr. Rezaee has agreed that a followup phone call is necessary and this is considered essential in your treatment, then such fees may not apply.   Otherwise, please note that any medication or symptomatic concerned need to be addressed in person in a visit.  By law, patients need to have a face to face evaluation for any medication



Payment Responsibilities

Payment for psychiatric services is due in full at the time of service unless prior arrangements have been made. You will be responsible for full amount of payment prior to your official appointment.  


Missed/Late Appointments

Failure to keep your scheduled appointment will result in a fee of $100 for initial visits and $50 for follow-up visitation unless you cancel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the appointment time. In emergent circumstances, please immediately contact our office and if the circumstance is determined to be dire, this fee will be waived. This fee cannot be waived more than twice.


Unpaid bills

If you are unable to pay your bill because of some financial hardship, please discuss this with us to see if we can arrive at a mutually agreeable payment plan that allows you to continue treatment. Seriously delinquent accounts may be referred to a collections agency and may lead me to termination of your treatment.  


Managed Care Policy

Our clinic has formally opted-out of managed care including Medicare and Medicaid.  This means that as a clinic, we will establish a private contract with our patients under Medicare/Medicaid in agreement that services provided by our practitioner are not covered by Medicare and no payment can be made to the physician or practitioner or to beneficiaries.  As a patient, you will be charged an agreed fee per clinic rules and you are responsible for full payment in cash to the clinic.  This also means that reimbursement forms cannot be filed to Medicare by patient and the patient will not be able to receive any reimbursement.  Patients under managed care will have to agree to signing a contract specifying the above terms prior to being seen by our psychiatrist.  Please note that as a managed care patient, with proof of coverage, we are able to accommodate you through sliding scale payment. Please refer to the section below for further information.