Joseph J. Coyne, Ph.D.

Office Policies

     The office is open for scheduled work throughout the main workweek.  Scheduled appointments are kept closely to on-time whenever possible.  There may be some times when extra time for an individual is needed.  If the additional wait is an inconvenience to you, you will be offered the opportunity to reschedule, to adjust your fee, or to add additional time at a future session.

     I am happy to discuss your insurance needs with you but you should know that I do not participate in any insurance plans.  Recent experience indicates that "provider contracts" often include clauses that require doctors to share treatment notes with the insurance company.  New Jersey law governing the practice of psychology has very strong protections for patient confidentiality and I feel very strongly about this protection.  Experience also has shown that, often, clients will often do as well (and sometimes even better) with an "out-of-network" (OON) provider with regard to insurance benefits.

     As a reminder, some insurance companies require you to be "pre-certified" before submitting claims.  Please check with your carrier to see if they follow this procedure.

     I am happy to discuss your fee with you in advance of treatment and to assist you in other ways to help you maximize your insurance benefits.

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