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Description of Services and Fees


 

INITIAL  COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION:  During this visit, we will  review your full medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and family history, which is important to obtain at this first visit because certain conditions such as hypo/hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and anemia (among many others), can present with psychiatric symptoms.

Please be advised that some cases may be more complicated than others especially with children and adolescents and may require additional sessions which will be discussed with you during your initial appointment.

20-30 MINUTE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT FOLLOW-UP SESSION:  This is a follow-up session usually about once per month once stable, during which your symptoms and psychopharmacologic treatment plan will be discussed thoroughly, any appropriate changes to your medication regimen will be made.

 


TELEPHONE CALLS (MORE THAN 5 MINUTES):  Prorated according to actual time

MISSED APPOINTMENTS:  $150

                                  

INSURANCE: 

Ocean View Neuropsychiatry contracts with certain insurance providers ( please call our office for further information), otherwise for all others, we are considered  “out-of-network” providers.

If you plan to use your insurance benefits, it is in your best interest to check with your insurance provider prior to your first appointment in order to understand the full details of your mental health benefits. 

If you are using out of network benefits, we do provide a reimbursement form or what is commonly referred to as a SUPERBILL as noted above that you may be able to use to submit a claim with your insurance. These plans vary widely and typically may reimburse patients anywhere from 30% to 80% of the total cost of each of our sessions depending on your deductibles. You may want to ask your insurance carrier to what extent they reimburse for the following psychiatric services rendered by an out-of-network doctor:


907921 (Dr. Brown only; initial evaluation)

90792 (interactive initial psychiatric evaluation)

90834 (45 minutes of psychotherapy)

99204 +/-90833 (New Patient Office Visit +/- psychotherapy)

99214 +/- 90833 (20-30 minutes medication management +/- psychotherapy) 
 

PAYMENT POLICY:  

All services are paid for in full by the client at the beginning of each session via credit card,  cash, or check.

If requested, we will be happy to provide you with a reimbursement form or “SUPERBILL” which you can present to your insurance provider in order to seek partial reimbursement for psychiatric services rendered.

 
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Students seeking assessments to determine eligibility for accommodations at schools, colleges or universities, or for standardized testing are usually required by the authorities to have a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation. This requires clinical interviews, review of school records, current ability testing, and standardized achievement testing all which can all be administered by Dr. Brown.

After the completion of each test, Dr. Brown will review your test results and provide accommodation recommendations based on those results. You will also receive a copy of your test results to take home.

If you are required to provide a more analytical analysis and written report, this can be provided as an additional service.

 
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Written reports of consultations and/or psychological testing can be prepared by Dr. Brown to fit the needs of each patient. Patients seeking accommodations at school, universities, and for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or professional credentialing tests are usually required to submit narrative reports according to specifications of the established guidelines.

 
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Parenting Training and Behavior Management (PTBM) can be very helpful in identifying problematic behaviors in school, home, social settings, and with family and then woking with your therapist to develop individualized strategies or systems to improve school, individual and family functioning.

 

Consultation with families and schools can be provided to develop behavior intervention plans in the school setting and/or to collaborate in the IEP or 504 process.

For young children, adolescents in middle or high school, and adults who struggle with social difficulties, we offer individualized training  for teaching important life skills for how to make and keep friends, navigate social life challenges. and how to deal with social conflicts.