Decision to Meet Face-to-Face
We have agreed to meet in person for some or all future sessions. If there is a resurgence of the pandemic or if other health concerns arise, however, I may require that we meet via telehealth. If you have concerns about meeting through telehealth, we will talk about it first and try to address any issues. You understand that, if I believe it is necessary, we may determine that we return to telehealth for everyone’s well-being.
If you decide at any time that you would feel safer staying with, or returning to, telehealth services, we will respect that decision, as long as it is feasible and clinically appropriate. Reimbursement for telehealth services, however, is also determined by the insurance companies and applicable law, so that is an issue we may also need to discuss. I recommend that you contact your insurance carrier for specific details regarding your plan and coverage of telehealth counseling. Responsibility for confirmation of coverage lies with you. During this time, I am relying on general correspondence from carriers to guide me on their expanded telehealth coverage, but coverage in individual policies may vary.