Insurance: Like one-third of American psychiatrists, Dr. Boeker conducts business on a fee-for-service basis.This means that he does not accept health insurance for payment, nor does he accept Medicaid or Medicare.He nevertheless treats patients who have health insurance, but it is the patient's responsibility to seek reimbursement from their health plans.At the end of each appointment, Dr. Boeker’s patients pay their fee and are given receipts (which include service code and diagnostic code numbers) which they may file with their insurance companies to apply for reimbursement.Due to current federal government policies, Dr. Boeker regretfully does not treat any patients with Medicaid or Medicare, regardless of their willingness to pay out-of-pocket for their care.
Financial arrangements: Since Dr. Boeker’s patients are solely responsible for payment for their treatment, he asks that they accept the following terms: 1)The patient should be able to pay in full for their treatment. 2)Payment is due at the end of each appointment. 3)The patient has a right to a receipt for payment, as described above. 4)Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard (credit or debit cards). 5)The patient must give at least 24 hours notice by phone if he or she wishes to cancel an appointment. 6)If a patient misses an appointment, or cancels on short notice without a reasonable excuse, an $80 fee will be charged. 7)If an insurance company is reluctant to reimburse a patient, Dr. Boeker will see what he can do to iron out the problem.
Fee Description of service 330 Initial evaluation (90 minutes) 110Psychotherapy (30 minutes) 110 Psychotherapy with medication management (30 minutes) 220 Psychotherapy (60 minutes) 220 Psychotherapy with medication management (60 minutes) 330 Psychotherapy (90 minutes) 330 Psychotherapy with medication management (90 minutes)
80 Telephone evaluation and management (less than 15 minutes) 110 Telephone evaluation and management (30 minutes) 80 Missed appointment or late (less than 24 hours) cancellation 220 Administrative services, e.g., prior authorizations, reports, etc. (pro-rated at hourly rate)