Registration and Fee Information

These forms are here for your convenience and information.  Clients will be provided electronic versions of these forms to complete and submit through the client portal.

Optional Documentation

** For couples, please complete one questionnaire for each individual or indicate for whom you are answering questions on a single questionnaire.**

Session Fees

  • Individual Intake Session- $200 for 60 minutes

  • Individual Sessions- $175 for 50 minute session

  • Couples/Family Intake Session- $225 for 60 minutes

  • Couples/Family Sessions- $200 for 60 minute session

  • Clinical Supervision- $150 for 50 minutes

***Longer session times are available on a case by case basis.  Please speak to me directly regarding fees for these services.

Fee Information

Jennifer Byrnes, LPC is paneled with the following insurance company:

 

Carefirst Blue Cross and Shield

(PPO and Federal plans only)

** Note for Couples and Family Counseling: BCBS does not allow billing for 60 minute sessions.  As 45 minutes is rarely enough time to complete a couples/family session, couples/families participating in counseling and using insurance will be required to pay for the remaining 15 minutes out of pocket.  Please reach out with any questions you might have regarding this.**

Jennifer Byrnes, LPC is considered an "Out of Network" provider for many other insurance companies.  This means that clients self-pay for their sessions but there is a possibility of insurance reimbursement depending on each client's specific insurance plan.  However, reimbursement cannot be guaranteed.  Clients who wish to bill their insurance company for services received will be given the necessary paperwork, a "Superbill", completed by the therapist for submission to the insurance company.

There are many benefits to clients who do not use insurance to cover the cost of therapeutic services.  The primary benefit is that there is no third party involvement, which provides additional privacy for clients.  Further, no diagnosis is required when insurance billing is unnecessary, and some individuals wish to participate in therapy without a label that may or may not affect the course of treatment.  I'm happy to discuss clients' individual needs and how paying our of pocket may benefit them.

Explanation of Good Faith Estimate (GFE)

A Good Faith Estimate shows the costs of items and services that are reasonably expected for your health care needs for an item or service. The estimate is based on information known at the time the estimate was created. The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill. If you are billed for more than this Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill. You may contact the health care provider or facility listed to let them know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask them to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill. There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.
To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to www.cms.gov/nosurprises. 

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

***Currently, practitioners are required to provide GFEs only to those clients who wish to pay for services solely out of pocket and utilize no insurance benefits (either in or out of network).  Should this requirement change or be updated in the future, Solution-Focused Therapy Services, LLC will comply with all updated legislation.***