Rates and Insurance Information


 

Rate per 50-minute session is $160.  Out-of-network benefits for major plans frequently may anywhere from 40% to 80% of the session cost once the deductible is met, although some may not provide any coverage.  See "Insurance" below for more information.

Consultations

Dr. Vaughan  offers a free a 15-minute pre-appointment consultation, which includes development of a treatment plan and an estimate for length of treatment.  

The "end goal" of the initial consultation is for you to leave with a good understanding of:

  • What treatment will involve (including how we will know when you're "done")

  • Approximately how long you can expect treatment to last

  • Appropriate referrals if Dr. Vaughan determines that another provider's services would be a better fit for you

Click here to schedule a consultation, or call 512-960-9121.

Insurance

Please note that, although Dr. Vaughan is considered an out-of-network provider, insurance companies may reimburse patients for a percentage of the cost of her services.  What this means to you is that, at the end of each session, you will pay the full session fee, after which Dr. Vaughan will provide you a coded receipt and a claims form to submit to your insurance company as documentation for reimbursement.  

Some insurance companies will allow your visits with Dr. Vaughan to be covered through your in-network benefits if you are receiving treatment for a sleep disorder.  This arrangement is rare and occurs only on a case-by-case basis (ask if your plan allows for a "single-case agreement" or "network deficiency exception").  In this case, you still pay the full session cost at the end of each appointment, but reimbursement after your deductible is met is higher, as if you were meeting with a psychologist who was in-network with your plan.

Before your first visit, call your insurance company (usually listed on your ID card) and ask questions about your benefits. Be prepared to ask them the following questions:

  1. Do I have out-of-network mental health benefits?
  2. Are services rendered by a licensed psychologist covered?
  3. Do I have a deductible and if so, what is it?
    •  Are my mental health and medical deductibles separate or combined? (If they are combined, you may have already met your deductible with medical expenses.)
  4. If I have out-of-network benefits, will I be reimbursed the full amount I paid or a portion?
  5. What documentation needs to be submitted for reimbursement?

Note:  You can often determine in advance what you will or will not be reimbursed by providing your plan administrator with what is called a "CPT code" (which, for a 50-minute therapy session, is 90834) and Dr. Vaughan's office zip code, which is 78730.

Cancellations
If you must cancel a session, please notify Dr. Vaughan at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time. If she does not receive notification within 24 hours, except in the case of acute medical illness or emergencies, you will be charged a late-cancellation fee of $100.  Patients who no-show for an appointment (fail to attend a scheduled appointment with no attempt to notify Dr. Vaughan) will be billed the full cost of the missed appointment.  This system is in place to minimize the occurrence of empty appointment slots that may be of benefit to individuals who are waiting for services.