Rates and Insurance
Fee and Fee Arrangements
My fee will be discussed during our initial phone contact or initial visit. Sessions are 45 – 50 minutes in length; sessions longer than 50-minutes are charged for the additional time pro rata. I reserve the right to periodically adjust my fee. You will be notified of any fee adjustment in advance. In addition, this fee may be adjusted by contract with insurance companies, managed care organizations, or other third-party payors, or by agreement with me.
From time-to-time, I may engage in telephone contact with you for purposes other than scheduling sessions. You are responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee (on a pro rata basis) for any telephone calls longer than ten minutes. In addition, from time-to-time, I may engage in telephone contact with third parties at your request and with your advance written authorization. You are responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee (on a pro rata basis) for any telephone calls longer than ten minutes.
You are expected to pay for services at the time services are rendered. Missed appointments are due and payable within 30 days, after which time they are automatically turned over to collection, unless other arrangements have been made with me. At my discretion I may allow one “oops.” Checks should be made payable to Marilyn Stahl. I can also accept credit card payments; a $5 service fee will be added to the usual and customary fee.
You are responsible for any and all fees not reimbursed by your insurance company, managed care organization, or any third-party payor. You are responsible for verifying and understanding the limits of your coverage, as well as your co-payments and deductibles.
I am a contracted provider with several insurance companies and have agreed to a specified fee. You should contact your insurance company to determine if I am a preferred provider for your particular plan. I am unable to do this step for you. This is far easier for you to do as you know your social security number, birth date, and group number which is often necessary information to determine your exact benefits. If you intend to use benefits of your health insurance policy, you agree to inform me in advance.
You are responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any missed sessions(s). You are also responsible for payment of the agreed upon fee for any session(s) for which you fail to give me at least 24 hour notice of cancellation.
Cancellation notice should be left on my voice mail at 530 265-4016.
For written reports, there will be a charge based upon my hourly rate. A minimum fee of one hour is charged for all reports. Please notify me immediately if you think you will need a psychotherapist for court testimony. Court rates are $200/hour and are to be paid in full prior to the court date based upon the number of hours needed to clear my schedule. Half days are $700 and full days are $1300 and are also payable in full ten days prior to the court date.