CNS Fees and Policies

CNS offers an extraordinarily wide range of clinicians, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic services. Because of the complexity of services which we offer, we have attempted to streamline the fees & policies into the following listing.

CNS Fees

Psychiatric (M.D./N.P.)
  • New Evaluations: $695 / up to 2 clinical hours*
  • Follow-up Appointments: $450/clinical hour*
  • Patients see a combination of the treating psychiatrist (M.D.) and the treating Nurse/Practitioner (R.N./N.P.)
  • Clinical hour definition, please see below*
Psychologist (Ph.D.)
  • $250 / clinical hour*
Psychotherapy (MFT)
  • $175 / clinical hour*
Extended Appointments
  • Fees will be pro-rated for any appointments beyond a “clinical hour.”
    (definition, below)
Case Coordinator,
Educational Therapy
  • $175 / hour
  • Appointments may not necessarily be face-to-face time with patients, but may also include administrative time with staff, outside providers, and travel time.
Private Nursing Shifts
  • Nursing (RN) $125/ hour, Nurse Practitioner $175/ hour
  • Nursing shifts are billed in at least four (4) hour increments.
CNS Treatment Team Meetings
  • Billed as the aggregate of all clinicians present.
Neuropsychological Testing, Neuroimaging Analysis
  • Fees available upon request.
TMS
(Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)
  • Fees available upon request.
IV Ketamine Infusion
  • Fees available upon request.

CNS Policies

*Clinical Hour Definition
  • A “clinical hour” consists of 15 minutes of non-patient documentation time (e.g. the time spent directly with the patient is typically 45 minutes). A “clinical half hour” consists of 7.5 minutes of non-patient documentation time. For appointments beyond a clinical hour (which is 45 mins directly with the patient), fees will be pro-rated commensurately.
Overtime Fees
  • For services rendered outside regular business hours (9am-6pm), or occurring on weekends or nationally-observed holidays are charged 150% of usual rates.
Payment
  • Payment is due at the time of service. Once service has been rendered, fees are not refundable. CNS does not guarantee any outcome or satisfaction. Phone appointments are charged the same rates as office appointments. The only form of payment accepted by CNS is credit card.
Medication Refills
  • Paper prescriptions are only provided in the office during appointments. Prescriptions are not called in over the telephone, except in the case of emergency.
Invoices & Insurance
  • CNS is an “Out-of-Network” provider. We do not process payments from health insurance. Upon charging, we will email you an invoice with all necessary claim codes for your insurance company. If you submit them, they will reimburse you directly, as their policy allows. Our invoices contain sensitive information revealing your diagnoses codes. In order to protect your confidentiality, CNS will not disclose any other information to your health insurance carrier. Please note that each psychiatric appointment is split into 2 entries (each being 1/2 of the total fee). This is because of national billing code standards from insurance companies which require us to do so.
Cancellation Policy
  • Please inform us at least 48 business hours in advance if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Otherwise, the usual fees and payment is required.