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To arrange a consultation or for further information, please contact either Dr. Winston or Dr. Shearer. If you leave a voice mail for either of us, please be sure to say your telephone number very distinctly. We do not disregard messages, so if you are not getting a return call, it's likely that we could not discern the correct number.
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Please review the following insurance information:
The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, LLP, no longer participates with any public or private insurance plans with the sole exception of Medicare (see below).
Private Insurance: Most insurance policies (but usually not HMOs) have "out-of-network" benefit plans which will reimburse patients directly for some portion of our fees. We encourage prospective patients to contact their insurance companies to determine their benefits for out-of-network outpatient mental health treatment, including relevant deductibles and requirements for pre-authorization if needed. At your prompting, ASDI clinicians will fill out treatment plans or call case managers to help you access your benefits for non-participating providers. We will also provide you with statements which document your diagnosis, payments and CPT codes so that you can file your own claims. However, as out-of-network providers, we no longer process claims or deal with collections from insurers.
Medicare: We have a limited number of clinicians who are eligible to accept Medicare and secondary Medigap policies when Medicare is applied. At a given time, we may not have a Medicare-eligible clinician available for a given presenting problem.
Medical Assistance: We are not providers for Medical Assistance.
Payment: We encourage check or cash payment at the time of service, but we also accept Master Card and Visa as a courtesy.
Selected low fee patients: We do have a very limited number of low-fee patients being treated by pre-doctoral trainees under supervision.
Other concerns: Please discuss any questions you have about fees and insurance with your therapist directly, particularly if there is a change in your circumstances.