If you would like a receipt for fees you paid for psychotherapy services for yourself or an insured dependent, which may be suitable for reimbursement by your insurance company or payable through a health-savings or flexible-spending account, you may request a Super Bill.
A Super Bill is a monthly statement of psychotherapy services rendered. It differs from a simple statement by adding codes necessary for the processing of fees by third parties. These codes include procedure and diagnosis codes, as well as clinician identification information. Depending on your particular arrangement, it may act as a receipt of services and indicate fees paid by you, the subscriber.
REIMBURSABLES: As the subscriber, it is your responsibility to verify the specifics of your coverage and submit your request for reimbursement in a timely manner. Be forewarned that insurance companies do not reimburse all issues or conditions treated in psychotherapy.
PRIVACY: Submitting a mental health statement for reimbursement carries a certain amount of risk to the privacy of treatment. Generally, a mental health diagnosis must be included on the statement to be eligible for reimbursement. This diagnosis becomes part of the client’s permanent documentation.
FEE PAYMENT: Your Super Bill acts as your monthly statement. Clinical services are rendered and charged to the client and not the insurance carrier. You are responsible for paying the fees for services listed on the Super Bill, upon receipt of your bill. Unless otherwise requested, the Super Bill will be sent to you in PDF form, once per month, electronically. If there is a credit or balance due on your account, this will be addressed in an accompanying email.