Health Insurance Payments
PLEASE NOTE: Insurance payment for psychotherapy requires that the services be “medically necessary,” which means that a mental health-related diagnosis will be made. This diagnosis will go on a client’s medical record and will be disclosed to a client’s insurance company each time a claim is filed. Insurance companies may also contact a provider directly during the course of therapy to review treatment records, reduce the number of approved sessions, or even terminate therapy payments. More information related to insurance payment for psychotherapy can be found at https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/parity-guide.aspx
Accepted United Healthcare Insurance Plans
- UBH General – Commercial
- Student Resources
Accepted BCBSLA Health Insurance Plans
- Preferred Care PPO
- HMO Louisiana, Inc. – HMO/POS Network
- Federal Employee Program (FEP)
- OGB Magnolia Local Plus
- OGB Magnolia Open Access
- OGB Pelican HRA/HSA
I charge a self-pay rate of $100 per in-office session for individual therapy, $125 for family therapy. I also offer a managed sliding scale for self-pay clients with financial concerns regarding therapy services.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021: No Surprises Act (effective Jan 1, 2022)
The following Good Faith Estimate Notice is to comply with the No Surprises Act. The Act requires providers inform their uninsured and private pay patients that they have a right to a “Good Faith Estimate” to help them estimate the expected charges they may be billed.
Notice to patients and prospective patients:
Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.
You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.
You can ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.
If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Dr. Kunimatsu will provide you an electronic copy of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.