We are in network providers for Empire/Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareConnect, Cigna, Medicare and dual eligible Medicare-Medicaid. We are an "out of network" provider for all other insurance companies. This means that we charge you directly, and submit regular statements to your insurance for reimbursement back to you. Many insurance companies are happy to reimburse on this basis and typically reimburse 50-80% of the fee.
Please provide your insurance details prior to your first appointment and we would be happy to confirm eligibility of benefits with your insurance company on your behalf and talk these through with you prior to your first appointment.
Please be mindful if using insurance to pay for therapy that insurance companies have the right to audit your electronic medical records at any time. Legal consent is implied by the use of your benefits, even if these are "out of network". At NYC CBTp were are respectful of your privacy and do our best to limit the use of confidential information. However we are not responsible for what happens to such information when it reaches your insurance company.
NYC CBTp is committed to providing high quality psychotherapy to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to being in network for Empire/Blue Cross Blue Shield, CareConnect, Cigna, Medicare and duel eligible Medicare-Medicaid, a limited number of lower fee slots are available according to financial necessity.
What form of payment do you accept?
All payments are due in full at the beginning of each session. The following forms of payment are accepted: cash, check, and credit card (including Health Savings Account cards).
What is your cancellation policy?
Cancellation is required 24 hours in advance of your appointment time, otherwise you will be responsible for the therapist's full fee.
For those using dual eligible Medicare-Medicaid to pay for their sessions, federal law states that you can not be charged for cancellation or non attendance.
Is Telemedicine available?
For your convenience Dr. Riggs is able to see patients who reside in NY state for occasional follow-up appointments via telemedicine. Initial appointments must always take place in person however. Click here for more information.
17-19 West 45th St, Suite 907, New York, NY 10036 142 Joralemon St, Suite 5F, Brooklyn, NY 11201 t - 646 868 8396 f - 646 768 9496