Serenity Neuropsychology PLLC

M Snider PhD

Among a few other insurances, we do NOT accept the following major carriers: MEDICAID, HUMANA, or UNITED HEALTH CARE (we do take AARP supplemental through United Health Care IF it is secondary to Medicare). Consequently, we do not see clients who have policies with these insurances.
We accept several forms of payment including: checks, money orders, cash, and these
credit cardscredit card
Patient responsibility payment is due at time of service unless other arrangements have been made. 
Options may be arranged for clients without insurance or who choose to not use their insurance (See Good Faith Estimate Below).
As a courtesy, we will conduct insurance verification and will obtain the necessary preauthorizations for your treatment. However, you are also strongly encouraged to know your own benefits and may be asked to obtain the referral depending on the situation. 
Co-pay and co-insurance for your mental health benefits may be different than they are for your regular medical benefits, particularly for testing. For some plans, testing goes toward your deductible and co-insurance versus a co-pay.
You can call the customer service number on your insurance card and ask the following questions:
1) Is Melody Snider, Licensed Psychologist, in network with my plan.
2) What is my copay or coinsurance in an "outpatient office setting NOT in a facility" for the following billing codes (called CPT codes):
    a) Counseling billing codes are 90791, 90832, 90834, and 90837.
    b) Neuropsychological evaluation billing codes may include the following: 90791, 96116, 96121, 96132, 96133, 96136, and 96137. 
    c) Psychological evaluation billing codes may include the following: 90791, 96130, 96131, 96136, and 96137. 
3) What is my deductible and have I met it?
4) Does my deductible have to be met before the insurance will pay (may be different for counseling versus testing)? 
5) Do I need a referral for counseling before the insurance will cover their part? (Please know a referral is required for neuropsychological and psychological testing regardless of your insurance requirements. However, clients may self-refer for counseling unless their insurance requires a referral).

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 or call



  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of Idaho 
  • Bright Path
  • Cigna 
  • Idaho Medicare
  • Medicare/Noridian
  • Medicare Advantage (Excluding Humana and UHC)
  • Medicare Supplemental (Including AARP/UHC)
  • Pacific Source 
  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho 
  • Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
  • Saint Luke's Health Partners
  • Select Health 
  • Tricare/TriWest/Prime/Tricare for Life  

Contact: 208-957-5450 (phone)     

208-957-5292 (fax)



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