Do you accept my insurance?
Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life.
Managed care companies often choose to limit what services are offered, can restrict what is discussed in session, and may decide which clients can be seen and for how long.
Typically only those services deemed medically necessary, which is defined as being literally about life and death and the treatment of illness, are covered. This means that they require a diagnosis of mental illness. This diagnosis remains on your record.
HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.
Our work focuses on prevention, exploration, and personal growth rather than simply survival. Therefore, we have chosen to remain a concierge practice. This means that you pay out of pocket for our services and we provide you with the necessary paperwork (a “superbill”) to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement if you so choose to.
Be aware that should you choose to submit a superbill, you are releasing medical information that is protected by law. This means you are waiving some of your rights to privacy and confidentiality.