Dr. Shauna L. Gatten, Ph.D. 

     Licensed Clinical Psychologist


PAYMENT POLICIES, OPTIONS


  •  Co-payments and deductibles must be paid at time of service, unless otherwise discussed, arranged with Dr. Gatten.
  •  We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard.


INSURANCE REIMBURSEMENT



  •  As a courtesy, Dr. Gatten's office will bill insurance and managed care companies for you.
  •  Dr. Gatten is an in-network or preferred provider for most major insurance companies, PPO and managed care plans. 

                   HOWEVER, because of the volume of mental health plan options available, individuals should contact their

                   insurance company to determine Dr. Gatten's status (e.g. in-network/out-of-network; covered/not covered)

                   along with co-payment amounts and deductibles.

  •  Some benefit plans often require prior authorization before the first session.  Therefore, individuals are advised to

                   contact their insurance/managed care company before the initial appointment to determine pre-approval

                   requirements.


PRIVACY PRACTICES


  •  Dr. Gatten  and her staff are committed to maintaining the privacy of individual's personal health information.  Our

                  office is bound to  uphold the strictest standards in regard to confidentiality and disclosure o information.

                  In keeping with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), identifying and personal

                  clinical information provided during the course of treatment will be strictly guarded.  Any use of personal

                  health information for purposes other than treatment, payment or health care operations requires patient

                  written consent.