Insurance and Telehealth
I am an in-network provider for Premera, Lifewise, First Choice, and all plans that use the First Choice network (e.g., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of WA Access PPO plan only). For clients with these plans, I will bill insurance directly for sessions; copays are usually required. Please note that I do not accept Athem Blue Cross/Blue Shield that reimburses via Premera.
Many other insurance policies (e.g., Aetna, Regence) allow for out-of-network coverage for outpatient mental health services. In this case, you would pay for services up front (see rates to the right), receive a monthly invoice to submit to your insurance company, and get reimbursed directly for, typically, a percentage of charges. Every insurance plan is different, so please check your plan to understand your benefits and applicable deductibles prior to our first meeting.
When checking with your insurance company, you may be asked to provide:
Therapist name and credentials: Susan Busteed LMHC, CN
License number: LH6083250
NPI number: 1245680556
Common CPT codes: 90791 (initial visit) & 90837 (ongoing visits)
Please be aware that not all insurance health plans have "virtual visits", "telemedicine", or "telehealth" as a part of their benefits. If your plan does not cover this, my services will be "out of pocket" for you.
Rates, Payments & Good Faith Estimates (GFEs)