$150.00 for a 50 minute session
$50.00 for a group session lasting 1.5 hours
I AM CONTRACTED WITH:
Medicare/Medicaid: I am a Medicare and crossover Masshealth provider. This means that if you have Medicare primary and Masshealth secondary, your Medicare and Masshealth insurance will pay for your sessions with me.
Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, United Behavioral Health and Tufts
* Other insurances such as Blue Cross, Aetna etc. I can take if you have "out of network benefits" with your plan. (PPO would be written on the front of your insurance card if you have out of network benefits)
HELPFUL QUESTONS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY:
- Do I have mental health benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
- How much does my plan cover for an out-of-network provider?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
PAYMENT POLICY as of 8/1/2016
In general, payment for services is due at time of session or within 30 days of receipt of the billing statment, unless otherwise agreed upon directly with Maria Mellano, LICSW.
For unpaid sessions, a statement will be sent the following month for the copayment/session fees for the previous month. Payment is expected within 30 days of receipt of the statement.
If payment is not received, then a $10 non-payment billing fee will be added to your account.
At time of service, payments may be made by cash, check or credit card using Paypal Here.
Payments may also be made through PayPal by going to this Make a Payment Page by clicking here or by mailing to P.O. Box 961186, Boston, MA 02196.
As the subject of delinquent bills can be the source of difficulty in a psychotherapeutic relationship, if arrangements for payment have not been previously agreed upon in writing or met once agreed upon, IPP has the option of terminating services and/or using legal means to secure the payment. If such legal action is necessary, its costs will be included in the claim.
All payments for services rendered must be made to: Integral Psychotherapy Practice, Inc., C/O Maria Mellano, LICSW. If you are using insurance to pay for sessions, your insurance company will be billed directly by IPP's billing assistant, Amy McLean, and checks will be sent to IPP directly. Out of Network, BCBS insurance holders please note that BCBS sends the checks to the subscriber of the policy. You/the subscriber are responsible for the entire fee of the session and can either pay directly by check or you can choose to endorse the BCBS check to Maria Mellano, LICSW of IPP.
With any insurance, you/the subscriber are responsible for any amounts due that are not covered by the insurance company such as deductible, co-payments, additional services rendered such as phone sessions or additional time on a regularly scheduled session.
If scheduled appointment is missed without providing 24 hours advanced notification, $150.00 cancellation fee will apply.