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Payment and Insurance


In-Network Coverage

As a Headway provider, Dr. Alpert is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. Patients in these networks can use their insurance for medication management appointments with Dr. Alpert.

Out-of-Network Payment

All visits aside from medication management (as well as medication management visits for patients who do not have BCBS or Aetna) are paid for out-of-pocket. If needed, Dr. Alpert can provide you with an itemized receipt (or a "superbill") for the services provided, which you can submit to your insurance company.

If you would like to utilize your out-of-network insurance benefits, please confirm your benefits directly with your insurance provider and ensure that these visits are covered.

Billing

Fees are due upon completion of the visit. Payment can be made via cash, check, or credit card.

CHECK: Please make checks out to either Michael Alpert, MD or Michael Alpert, PLLC. Returned checks will be charged a $30 fee.

CREDIT CARD: At the completion of your first session, you will receive a text message from the app Ivy Pay. Please follow the prompts and enter your billing information.

Reimbursements

If you wish to speak with your insurance provider about potential reimbursement for out-of-network treatment, it may be helpful to provide the billing codes that may be utilized for your treatments with Dr. Alpert:

  • Initial Evaluation: a) 90792 or b) 99204/5 +/- 90836

  • Psychotherapy only: 90834 or 90837

  • Medication Management only: 99212, 99213, 99214, or 99215 (depending on complexity)

  • Combined Psychotherapy and Medication Management: 99212, 99213, 99214, or 99215 (depending on complexity) AND 90836 or 90838 (depending on the length of visit)

Medicare and MassHealth Policies

Dr. Alpert does not bill to, or accept payments from, Medicare (primary or secondary) or Medicaid/MassHealth. Because of this, Dr. Alpert is prohibited by  law from accepting patients who have these insurance plans, even if they are able to self-pay. 

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