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
Dr. Gluszak is 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").
Please note - right now our counselors are not accepting any insurance. We are working hard with insurance companies to sign them up to be in-network providers. We will be updating this website with any changes in their status.
Dr. Gluszak is in-network provider with these insurance companies:
- Aetna Behavioral Health Network
- CIGNA Behavioral Health, Inc.
- United Behavioral Health (Optum)
- BCBS PPO Only
- Manatee Your Choice
- Wood & Associates
Tricare - We are still in network with Tricare. However, recently Tricare has decreased our contracted rates by around 10%. We are trying to re-negotiate the rates with them, but so far with not much success. At this point we are not sure if we stay in the network. You are encouraged to call Tricare and try to talk to them. Our preference is to stay in network and serve our military and their families.
Dr. Gluszak also provides 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 our office is considered an out-of-network provider for your insurance,weI will fill out forms and provide you with whatever assistance we can in helping you receive the benefits to which you are entitled; however, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of the fees.
It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers.
Your insurance and your right to privacy:
You should also be aware that most insurance companies require you to authorize your healthcare professionals to provide them with a clinical diagnosis when submitting your insurance claim. Sometimes we have to provide additional clinical information such as treatment plans or summaries, or copies of the entire record .
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.
Why should you check your mental health benefits BEFORE the first appointment?
Mental Health Benefits often have different set of rules than your other medical benefits:
- Your co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible requirements might differ.
- You might require a precertification (authorization) for mental health specialist.
- You might require a refferal from your PCP.
- There might be a limit on the number of allowed office visits.
- There might be restrictions on length and type of your appointments.
- There might be a limit on the $ amount allowed for mental health per year.
- There could be some other restrictions, not mentioned above.
You may also fax us the copy of your insurance card (front and back) and patients DOB, and we will check the benefits for you.
Fax: 813-464-7682 (both locations)