Rates & Insurance

For more information please contact us at 724-772-4949 x104 or email us at [email protected]  Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI). 


Rates vary by provider and service Typical rates for an hour of psychotherapy are:

  • Doctoral Level Psychologist: $160 to $180
  • Master's Level, Licensed Therapist: $85 to $160
  • Sliding scale fees based on income: $35 to $60

 Typical rates for an hour of Coaching (Life Coaching or Diet Liberation Course Coaching) are:

  • $65 to $100 

Typical rates for groups (lasting 1 hour or 1 1/2 hours) are

  • $25 to $40 per group

Insurance
Insurance can often be used for assessment and psychotherapy services that are deemed "medically necessary" by your insurance company.  

Our Therapists Accept the following Insurances
(If you do not see your insurance company in the list below, you may still be able to use insurance if you have "out of network" benefits for behavioral health services. Please call 724-772-4949 and we will be happy to check your benefits)

Blue Cross Blue Shield including Highmark, Keystone, Anthem, Empire

  • Elaine Malec, PhD
  • Jaclyn Herring, PhD
  • Elizabeth Krause, PhD
  • Rick Miller, M.Ed.
  • Amana Carvalho, PsyD
  • Barbara Pane, LCSW
  • Nicole Brynes, DNP

UPMC (except UPMC for You)

  • Elaine Malec, PhD
  • Jaclyn Herring, PhD
  • Elizabeth Krause, PhD
  • Amana Carvalho, PsyD
  • Rick Miller, M.Ed.
  • Barbara Pane, LCSW
  • Nicole Brynes, DNP

Aetna

  • Rick Miller, M.Ed.
  • Amana Carvalho, PsyD

Cigna

  • Amana Carvalho, PsyD

Devon

  • Rick Miller, M.Ed.

Tricare

  • Elaine Malec, PhD

United Healthcare/United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum

  • Amana Carvalho, PsyD
  • Nicole Brynes, DNP

Value Options

  • Rick Miller, M.Ed.

Medicare (including Medicare Advantage plans: Freedom Blue, Security Blue & UPMC for Life)

  • Elaine Malec, PhD
  • Jaclyn Herring, PhD
  • Elizabeth Krause, PhD

YOUR RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS AGAINST SURPRISE  MEDICAL BILLS

(OMB Control Number: 0938-1401)

When you get emergency care or get treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, you are protected from surprise billing or balance billing.

What is “balance billing” (sometimes called “surprise billing”)?

When you see a doctor or other health care provider, you may owe certain out-of-pocket costs,     such as a copayment, coinsurance, and/or a deductible. You may have other costs or have to pay the entire bill if you see a provider or visit a healthcare facility that isn’t in your health plan’s network.

“Out-of-network” describes providers and facilities that haven’t signed a contract with your health plan. Out-of-network providers may be permitted to bill you for the difference between what your plan agreed to pay and the full amount charged for a service. This is called “balance billing.” This amount is likely more than in-network costs for the same service and might not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit.

“Surprise billing” is an unexpected balance bill. This can happen when you can’t control who is involved in your care - like when you have an emergency or when you schedule a visit at an in-network facility but are unexpectedly treated by an out-of-network provider.

You are protected from balance billing for:

Emergency services

If you have an emergency medical condition and get emergency services from an out-of-network provider or facility, the most the provider or facility may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount (such as copayments and coinsurance). You can’t be balance billed for these emergency services. This includes services you may get after you’re in stable  condition, unless you give written consent and give up your protections not to be balanced billed for these post-stabilization services.

Certain services at an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center

When you get services from an in-network hospital or ambulatory surgical center, certain providers there may be out-of-network. In these cases, the most those providers may bill you is your plan’s in-network cost-sharing amount. This applies to emergency medicine, anesthesia, pathology, radiology, laboratory, neonatology, assistant surgeon, hospitalist, or intensivist services. These providers can’t balance bill you and may not ask you to give up your protections  not to be balance billed.

If you get other services at these in-network facilities, out-of-network providers can’t balance  bill you unless you give written consent and give up your protections.

You’re never required to give up your protection from balance billing. You also aren’t required to get care out-of-network. You can choose a provider or facility in your plan’s network.

When balance billing isn’t allowed, you also have the following protections:

  • You are only responsible for paying your share of the cost (like the copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles that you would pay if the provider or facility was in-network). Your health plan will pay out-of-network providers and facilities directly.
  • Your health plan generally must:
  • Cover emergency services without requiring you to get approval for services in advance (prior authorization).
  • Cover emergency services by out-of-network providers.
  • Base what you owe the provider or facility (cost-sharing) on what it would pay an in-network provider or facility and show that amount in your explanation of benefits.
  • Count any amount you pay for emergency services or out-of-network services toward your deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

If you believe you’ve been wrongly billed, you may contact: Pennsylvania Insurance Department, 1-877-881-6388 

Visit https://www.cms.gov/files/document/model-disclosure-notice-patient-protections-against-surprise-billing-providers-facilities-health.pdf for more information about your rights under Federal law.



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