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Mental Health  benefits verification:

Please call your insurance company and ask about your mental health benefits for, "The office visit with psychiatrist". 

You can also fax your insurance card along with patient's DOB and your tel. no to: 813 464 7682

​Insurance

We are in -network provider for most of the health plans under the insurance companies listed below. If you are not sure if your plan is included, please fax or e-mail a copy of the insurance card, along with a full name and date of birth of the patient, and we will check the information for you. 
Please note that Mental Health Benefits often have their own set of rules and requirements, different than your other medical benefits (for more please go to "Patient Forms").

Aetna Behavioral Health Network 
CIGNA Behavioral Health, Inc.
United HealthCare 
Wood & Associates 
Mines & Associates
BCBS (through New Directions)
Tricare 
Manatee Choice

Humana - we are NOT in network with Humana. Humana erroneusly still has us listed in its provider directory, but our contract terminated on 1/31/2012.

Fee-for-service

I also provide fee-for-service appointments. Professional fee schedule is available upon request. Fee-for-service offers most flexibility in treatment choices, as we do not have to seek the approval of insurance company.

If I am considered an out-of-network provider for your insurance, I will fill out forms and provide you with whatever assistance I can in helping you receive the benefits to which you are entitled; however, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of my fees. It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers. 

You should also be aware that most insurance companies require you to authorize me to provide them with a clinical diagnosis. Sometimes I have to provide additional clinical information such as treatment plans or summaries, or copies of the entire record (in rare cases). This information will become part of the insurance company files and will probably be stored in a computer. Though all insurance companies claim to keep such information confidential, I have no control over what they do with it once it is in their hands. In some cases, they may share the information with a national medical information databank. I will provide you with a copy of any report I submit, if you request it. 
TAMPA BAY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, PL