Free Phone Consultation
Please contact me to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to see if I would be a good fit for your needs.
Session Fees for 2023
$490 – initial 90 minute consultation.
$350 – one-hour follow-up session.
$310 – half-hour follow-up session.
Payment is expected at the time of service. I accept cash, check, or credit card.
I am considered an “out-of-network provider”. If you would like to apply for reimbursement from your insurance company, you would pay the full fee to me at the time of service, and I would provide you with a detailed invoice (a.k.a. “superbill”) to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. Ask your insurance company for the reimbursement rates for “out-of-network providers” to get a sense for how much reimbursement you may receive.
Regularly scheduled appointments for psychotherapy.
Combined Psychotherapy and Medication Management
Regularly scheduled appointments for combined psychotherapy and medication management services. Comprehensive psychiatric treatment from a single provider.
Unfortunately, I do not provide “split” treatment – e.g. talk therapy with another therapist and medication management with me. One of the core values of my practice is to provide comprehensive treatment, thus my practice is focused on treating patients who prefer to receive both talk therapy and medication management from one provider. Please see the core values of my practice for more details.
Minyang Mao, M.D., ABPN Board Certified Psychiatrist
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices
I hold that all information concerning patients is confidential and is released only through procedures consistent with the law and professional ethics. The law requires the release of confidential information in situations of potential harm to oneself or others, when records are demanded by court order, or in instances of suspected child or elder abuse. Click here for the full Notice of Privacy Practices.
Good Faith Estimate Notice
You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. This includes related costs like medical tests, prescription drugs, equipment, and hospital fees.
Make sure your health care provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical service or item. You can also ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an item or service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
Open Payments Database Notice
This Notice is pursuant to California Assembly Bill (AB) 1278: Physicians are required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments Database, which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.
The Open Payments database is a federal tool used to search payments made by drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals. It can be found at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov
For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.