Commitment creates value, and those who make a commitment to health
are much more likely to achieve a positive outcome.
Northern Illinois Center for Functional Medicine, SC Explanation of Costs of Treatment
|Visit Type||Duration||Physician Fee*||CPT code**|
|Initial Consultation||60-120 minutes***||$400-$800||99205 +/- 99354|
*Dr. Karney’s fee structure is simple–$400 per hour. She uses only the time necessary to investigate the root causes of your concerns and get you on the right path towards improved health.
**You may find out what your insurance company will reimburse for the visits by using the above CPT codes and asking the out-of-network reimbursement for those codes.
***Most new patient appointments are 90 minutes, $600. Occasionally a shorter appointment is possible. If you have an extensive history or multiple concerns a 2-hour appointment may be necessary. Dr. Karney can give you her best estimate of the time needed for the intake if you schedule a complementary phone consultation (see link at the bottom of this page)
Northern Illinois Center for Functional Medicine, SC is not contracted with insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, and is an out-of-network provider. Office fees are payable at the time of your visit. Dr. Karney will provide you with a “super-bill”, that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement, if you have a PPO insurance. Please note that HMO insurances, Medicare and Medicaid do not provide any benefits for out-of-network providers.
Many lab tests are covered by insurance, but some may not be. You will be advised of the possible out-of-pocket expense of recommended tests before you commit to them.
The exact lab testing ordered after the Initial Evaluation depends on your individual circumstances, but may include:
- Blood tests measuring cholesterol, thyroid function, vitamin levels, autoimmune markers, and markers of hidden infections
- Advanced stool testing to screen for digestive inadequacies, parasites, fungal overgrowth, bacterial infections, intestinal inflammation, and dysbiosis
- Breath testing for gastrointestinal bacterial imbalances
- Toxicity evaluation by blood and/or urine testing
- Saliva or blood hormone testing for adrenal and sex hormone status
- Urine testing for hormone metabolism assessment
- Genetic testing for detoxification and neurotransmitter enzyme functionality
Nutritional supplements are often recommended. For your convenience, you will have the opportunity to purchase supplements directly from the office, at a discount from MSRP, online at the web store, or you may research other options. You are not obligated to purchase any supplements from Dr. Karney.
Letters and Messages
|Portal messages||Simple clarifications from recent visits and/or management of side effects of recently-prescribed therapy is included in the visit price.
More complex, detailed responses or questions outside of a recent visit are billed prorated by the time it takes to read the question and respond,
at $50 for each 15 minute interval.
|Letter writing and forms||If research is required for letter writing or form completion, $50 will be billed for each 15 minute interval.|
I offer complementary phone consultations to make sure we both think my practice is a good fit for you. Expect to spend about 10 minutes discussing your concerns and I will give you an honest assessment of whether I think I can help you achieve your goals.