All work performed at Norman E Alessi MD PLC is reimbursed on a cash basis at the time of service unless other arrangements are made prior to sessions. Reimbursement must be cash, check or money order. Medicare and medicaid are not accepted. Third party insurance carriers are not accepted. CPT procedural codes and ISD -10 codes can be provided so that you can apply for insurance reimbursement. Reimbursements can vary from 0 to 100% depending on the insurance carrier. A call to your insurance carrier before contacting the office might help clarify this issue.
Why do I not accept third party carriers? One, they don't reimburse at a rate that is commiserate with my experience and knowledge, and, two, their reimbursements do not take into consideration severity or complexity of conditions present.
Evaluation (2 hours) : $1,000. This would include not only the direct patient contact time, but in addition time with parents, and review of previous records. Contacts with school, other therapists and previous psychiatrists would come at an additional cost of $300.00 and hour.
On-going therapy: $280 or $300 an hour depending on when seen. If seen during week then $280 a session; if seen on a weekend $300 a session. These are for full sessions. There are no 15 minute med checks.
Home visits, including travel time : $280 an hour.
School visits for observations, including travel time : $280 an hour.
Contacts with other professionals including teachers and other school personnel, therapists, previous psychiatrists, or previous institutions: $280 an hour.
Written Reports for other professionals: $280 an hour.
Letters - 1/2 -4 hours
Reports - 2-8 hours
Legal matters: Case material review, communication with attorneys or members of the court, depositions, testifying in court, preparation to testify in court, document preparation as it relates to a case: $500 an hour.
Institutional consultations: $300 an hour. If a presentation is requested a separate fee will be determined before the presentation. If travel is required, all costs for travel including food and lodging and travel time will be included in charges.