PAYMENT POLICY

Medical services are provided by AuraMD. 

We currently accept health insurance plans on a limited basis and those plans are listed below.  Accepted insurance plans are applicable to psychiatric services only.

 All weight management/wellness services are offered strictly as an out of pocket expense.  We do however  accept HSA/FSA cards as a method of payment.

If your plan is not listed, we are more than happy to provide you with a form to submit to your insurance company. 

Your insurance provider will them reimburse you directly for compensation for services provided by Dr. Toutounchi as an out of network provider, as per the details of your insurance contract.

Please be aware that with any health plans, there may be deductibles and copayments for which you could be responsible.  

Payment is required at the time service rendered.

Psychiatric Services
Accepted Health Plans:
Self Pay Fees:

Dr. Ashley Toutounchi: 

Initial Evaluation (up to 45 minutes): $425

Medication Management Follow-up appointment : $139

Magellan HMO Blue

Cigna

Brandon Provost, NP: 

Initial Evaluation (up to 45 minutes): $350

Medication Management Follow-up appointment : $119

Once you are a patient at Aura MD, you are more than welcome to see either provider at your preference for follow ups. 

 

Late cancellation/no show appointments will be rendered a charge equivalent to the self pay rate without 1 business day notice.

Why does Dr. T only take a limited number of insurance plans?

As a patient, we are confident you have experienced that medicine continues to experience oversight by ever-expanding bureaucracies within the realm of insurance coverage. 

Treatment decisions are influenced by arbitrary guidelines enforced by insurance reviewers who often do not have an understanding of patient-centered care, and any insurance submission leaves a trail of information through several layers of a health network.

Insurance companies can require detailed information about a patient’s psychiatric and medical history as a condition of payment.  This may extend to requesting information regarding progress of medication treatment, a potential breach of the traditional private and confidential relationship between patient and physician. One method to circumvent this process is to see a physician that is not contracted with your insurance company.

 

Dr. Toutounchi recognizes the challenges with increasing cost of health care to the patient, however she also doesn't deem healthcare decisions appropriate to be determined by insurance screeners. Therefore, she participates in only a few select provider contracts.  Safety and confidentiality are crucial for successful treatment- principles that should never be compromised. 

Our office is straightforward, accommodating and designed to allow Dr. T's attention to be spent treating her patients. 

These are just a few thoughts to keep in mind when initiating care with our practice and understand the true value of the principles we align our practice with- unprecedented, quality healthcare that is individualized for your specific needs!

Aura MD
952 Echo Lane, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
F: (346) 406-1739
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