KIRA STEIN, MD, APC

ADULT PSYCHIATRY - BOARD CERTIFIED ABPN


Appointments, Fees & Policies

 

 


INITIAL CONSULTATIONS

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN WHAT TO EXPECT

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN INITIAL VISIT:


    1. IMPORTANT: Please read this BEFORE you request an initial appointment

  • Fees are paid at the time of service.

  • Superbills (receipts with procedure codes and diagnoses for insurance claims) can be made available for clients to submit to PPO insurance for reimbursement, though service coverage depends on the individual health insurance contract. Dr. Stein is not responsible for denial of coverage or for appealing denials.  More details are found in the registration forms provided prior to consultation.

  • Dr Stein does not contract with insurance, MediCare, or MediCal, and therefore is considered out-of-network.  Since Dr. Stein is not a Medicare or MediCal provider, you cannot send her superbills to Medicare or MediCal for reimbursement.

  • CURRENT FEE SCHEDULE (Rates Subject to Change)

    • 90 min Initial Consultation: $650

    • 25 min Appointment: $250

    • 45 min Appointment: $425

    • 60 min Hourly Rate for: $500

      • 60 min sessions

      • Evaluation of Records (prorated)

      • Insurance Evaluation Services (prorated)\

      • Disability Evaluation Services (prorated)

      • Reports and Letters (prorated)

      • Prior Authorizations and other Insurance-Related Documentation (prorated)

    • Telephone Sessions - At provider’s discretion:

      • 5-10 min: $65

      • 11-20 min: $130

      • 21-30 min: $250

    • In-Office Lab Collection & Administration: $65

    • Between-Visit Refills and Prescriptions: (if patient missed, postponed, or is overdue for scheduled visit). Unscheduled refills require doctors to take time to review patient records, decide if a refill is appropriate, document the reasons for the refill, and contact the pharmacy and/or patient. To avoid this situation, patients should address medication refill needs during scheduled appointments.  All refill requests between scheduled appointments require at least 48 business hours advance notice.

      • 20 for non-controlled prescriptions

      • $40 for controlled prescriptions

    • Document Production (electronic): $0.35/page

    • Document Production (paper): $0.45/page + postage

 

2.  CALL 310-529-6051 or SECURELY MESSAGE US VIA OUR SPRUCE APP

  • Leave a message with all of the following information:

  1. Confirm you have reviewed our online policies and fees, and that you are aware that Dr. Stein does not contract with insurance.

  2. Let us know what symptoms you are having and how long you have been having difficulties.

  3. Spelling of your full name

  4. Your date of birth

  5. Your residential address (no PO boxes)

  6. Your cell phone number

  7. Your email address.

  • Emergencies or Urgent Situations:
    • If you are experiencing an imminently life threatening situation do not leave a message for an outpatient psychiatric consultation; instead go to the nearest ER or call 911.
    • The "urgent option" of our office phone line is only for current patients. Urgent or emergent psychiatric situations cannot be properly addressed over the phone with people who are not already established as patients.
  • Spruce Messaging for New Patient Inquiries:
    • Spruce is a NON-urgent way to message our office. Messages are not checked on weekdays after 4pm or on weekends or holidays. Never use Spruce messaging for emergencies or urgent situations. In life threatening situations, call 911.
    • To effectively message with Spruce, you need to provide the Spruce APP with your email, keep the Spruce APP logged-in, with notifications and sound ON so you can be alerted when we respond.
    • Note that Spruce account access to our practice is discontinued when an inquirer has decided not to schedule a visit, does not respond to our messages, or uses the system inappropriatey.  If your account no longer can message us and you wish to communicate, please leave a telephone message.

 

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INSURANCE, MEDICARE & PAYMENT POLICIES:

 

TEL 310.529.6051

FAX 888-959-0148