Insurance and Payment Options
Presently I am working with Geisinger Health Plan, Highmark, Cigna, Optum, United Healthcare, and CHIP. Please note I am constantly researching insurances to panel with so don't hesitate to reach out and inquire about your insurance if it is not listed here.
If you do not have insurance or I am not in network with your insurance I offer options including a self pay option that meets your financial needs as well as a super bill option to submit to your insurance for out of network providers.
Good Faith Estimate
Good Faith Estimate - Tanya Goodman Counseling
Effective January 1, 2022, a ruling went into effect called the "No Surprises Act" which requires practitioners to provide a "Good Faith Estimate" about out-of-network care. The Good Faith Estimate works to show the cost of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service, a diagnosis, and a reason for therapy. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur and will be provided a new "Good Faith Estimate" should this occur.
If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill if you and your therapist have not previously talked about the change and you have not been given an updated good faith estimate.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), health care providers and health care facilities are required to inform individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing of their ability, upon request, or at the time of scheduling health care items and services to receive a "Good Faith Estimate" of expected charges.
Note: The PHSA and GFE does not currently apply to any clients who are using insurance benefits, including "out of network benefits'' (i.e., submitting superbills to insurance for reimbursement).
Timeline requirements: Practitioners are required to provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for a scheduled or requested service, including items or services that are reasonably expected to be provided in conjunction with such scheduled or requested item or service. That estimate must be provided within specified timeframes:
- If the service is scheduled at least three business days before the appointment date, no later than one business day after the date of scheduling;
- If the service is scheduled at least 10 business days before the appointment date, no later than three business days after the date of scheduling;
- If the uninsured or self-pay patient requests a good faith estimate (without scheduling the service), no later than three business days after the date of the request.
A new good faith estimate must be provided, within the specified timeframes if the client reschedules the requested item or service.
Common Services at Tanya Goodman Counseling;
- 90791: Initial therapy intake
- 90837: Ongoing therapy appointments
- 90847: Family/Couples appointments
Common Diagnosis Codes at Tanya Goodman Counseling;
Below are common diagnosis codes at Thrive Advantage Group; however, the list is not exhaustive. With that said,
diagnosis codes can change based on many factors. Please speak to your therapist with any questions or concerns.
Adjustment Disorder (F43.23), Mental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (F99), Depression (F32.9) Anxiety (F41.1), Bipolar (F31.9), PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (F43.10).
Tanya Goodman Counseling recognizes every client's therapy journey is unique. How long you need to engage in therapy and how often you attend sessions will be influenced by many factors including:
- Your schedule and life circumstances
- Therapist availability
- Ongoing life challenges
- The nature of your specific challenges and how you address them
- Personal finances
You and your therapist will continually assess the appropriate frequency of therapy and will work together to determine when you have met your goals and are ready for discharge and/or a new "Good Faith Estimate" will be issued should your frequency or needs change.