The Youth and Family Institute is not considered an in-network provider for any insurance companies and does not bill insurance directly. However, many insurance companies accept insurance reimbursement requests. Our clinic can provide “insurance-friendly” Superbill statements at the end of each billing period that can be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement. We recommend checking with your insurance in advance to see if they allow for reimbursement requests for out-of-network providers.
While the Superbills contain all relevant information in an insurance-friendly format, some insurance companies require the clinic’s tax ID and patient codes to be submitted in addition to the Superbill.
Below are a few of the common procedure codes and clinic codes applicable to services provided at the Youth and Family Institute:
Initial Consultation (first session): 90791
Individual Therapy: 90834
Individual Therapy Tele-Health: 90834 +95
Other relevant clinic information:
Tax ID: 874751899
We also offer a sliding scale fee structure which is granted based on financial need. For adults ages 18-35, we also require that their parents complete the sliding scale application form including tax returns.
Superbills are a record of appointments which can be submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement. They include service codes and other information that insurance companies require for “out-of-network” reimbursement requests.
Examples of information found on a Superbill include: patient diagnosis codes (specific to the individual client), client and clinician name, CPT codes, and clinic info (.e. clinic Tax ID/EIN and clinic NPI).
A Superbill only includes sessions attended by a client (canceled and missed appointments are not eligible to be added to a Superbill).
Yes, our practice offers services both In-Person and via Zoom. In person services are offered at practice locations in Claremont and West LA. We offer Telehealth to patients who reside in California. All Telehealth sessions are conducted over a HIPPA-compliant Zoom. Patients opting for in-person services will need to sign an In-Person Consent Form.
Being in crisis yourself, or seeing a loved one go through one is frightening and one of the most difficult things a person can experience. We truly wish that we could provide immediate services to everyone who contacts us, and believe that access to evidence-based mental health treatments is crucial. Even so, we cannot provide immediate crisis services to individuals who have not completed the YFI Intake Process. However, there are resources that can help while we complete the intake process. We recommend crisis hotlines such as Lines For Life, Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 74174), the National Suicide Lifeline, or one of the hotlines listed on APA’s website (including more specific helplines). In the case of a crisis where you or a loved one needs urgent emergency help and are in immediate danger of attempting suicide, you can visit your local ER, where trained staff will help keep you or your loved one safe while you receive help.
Most YFI Intakes take approximately three weeks to complete. However, because our Intake Process has multiple steps (patient initial outreach, scheduling a 15-minute informational call, receiving YFI Intake Paperwork, scheduling an Intake Session, sending a treatment plan, and scheduling an appointment with the assigned clinicians), the length of the intake process can vary.
Because each patient’s situation is unique, it can be difficult to predict how long successful treatment will take, and may vary by the individual. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) typically takes between four to six months of weekly sessions, but may take longer. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment often takes at least six months to a year, and may take longer depending on the patient’s needs.
Comprehensive DBT for adolescents includes three elements: individual therapy (including phone coaching), skills training, and parent coaching. If an adolescent is referred for comprehensive DBT, it means that they will receive therapy in each of these areas on a regular basis.
Missed appointments or cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance are still billed at your set session rate. Exceptions can be made for declared weather emergencies or documented medical illness. A weather emergency qualifies if the school district you are zoned for is closed due to weather conditions on the day of your appointment.
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Our team provides comprehensive DBT and other evidence-based treatments to help make positive changes in the lives of children, young adults, and their families.
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