Northwest Psychotherapy Associates - Barbara V. Rivas, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW, QCSW
Fees and Insurance Information
 
The fee for the initial evaluation 60-90 minutes $175.00 
and a 50-minute office visit is $135.00.  
It is important that you pay the agreed-upon fee, co-pay and/or deductible prior to leaving the office after each session, in the form of cash, check, credit card (VISA, MC, Discover & AMEX). If you find it inconvenient to write several checks per month, it is acceptable to pay for several sessions in advance.Barbara V. Rivas, LCSW is currently accepting the following insurances:
 
AETNA
Blue Cross Blue Shield   
Bravo Health
CIGNA
ComPsych
Guidance Resources EAP
Humana 
LifeSynch
Integrated Mental Health Services (IMHS)
Mental Health Network (MHN)
Multiplan
NASW EAP
Texas Health Spring
Value Options
Work Life-EAP
 
Benefits must be verified and pre-authorization obtained 
prior to services being provided.
 Please be ready to provide all applicable insurance information when scheduling your initial appointment. 
If your insurance information should change,
please notify our office immediately.
 
We will consider working as an out-of-network provider, if your insurance company has an appropriate payment schedule and if there isn’t an unreasonable amount of administrative time involved.

Appointments, Cancellations and No-Shows 

If for some reason you must cancel your scheduled appointment, please provide at least a 24-hour notice. If you fail to notify me of cancellation, you will be charged $65.00 as a no show fee.  If an emergency occurs, please call and you will not be charged. The following will apply to your appointment:

  • If you are less than 15 minutes late for an appointment, you will be seen only for the remainder of your scheduled appointment.

  • If you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, the appointment will automatically be cancelled and you will be charged $65. This fee cannot be charged to the patient's insurance company and must be paid on or before the patient's next scheduled appointment. Seeing you for less time and filing the charges with your insurance company is fraudulent and illegal.

  • If you miss or cancel three scheduled appointments, I will no longer be able to work with you. However, I will provide referral sources to you so that you can continue your treatment.

  • Unfortunately, there are occasions when I am behind schedule. In this case, you will receive the 45-50 minutes of your scheduled appointment.

 
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