Insurance/Billing

I am a preferred provider for the following insurance companies:

Aetna

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of OR and WA

Cigna

Clark United Providers

Lifewise of OR and WA

Managed Healthcare NW

ODS

Pacificare

Pacific Source

Premera Blue Cross

Providence Health Plan

Uniform Medical

and many more 

 

If you are insured with one of these companies I will gladly submit a bill as a courtesy for you, and your co-pay will be expected at the time of service.  I accept cash, checks, health saving accounts, debit and credit cards.

 

If you have another insurance plan and mental health coverage is included as part of your medical insurance, a portion of my fee may be covered as an out-of-network provider. I will submit a bill to your insurance company and you will be responsible for the remaining balance.

 

Please contact your insurance company to verify your benefits before your visit, as you are ultimately responsible for payment. There may be a deductible or a limited number of visits your insurance will cover. These visits may include myself and your counselor if applicable.

 

Here are some helpful questions when speaking to your insurance company:

 

Is Vicki Paulus, ARNP, a covered provider for me?

Is she considered an in-network or out-of-network provider?

What are my in-network or out-of-network mental health benefits?

Do I have a deductible? If so, how much is my deductible?

What is my co-pay or what percentage of the fee will I be responsible for at each visit?

How many visits do I get in a year?

 

My billing service is provided by Kerry at Christal Medical Billing. You may contact her with insurance/billing questions

at (360) 260-9799.