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Aetna is supposed to be waiving cost shares for all non-covid telehealth appointments for its customers and reimburse providers 100% for services rendered. Unfortunately, Aetna has not been doing so and it is a detrimental error on their end. We have tried calling Aetna multiple times over the course of several months to get paid correctly for services rendered for all of our patients with Aetna Insurance. We have had little to no success.


At this point, we have made the decision to follow what our Explanations of Payment (EOP) from Aetna are saying and are sending out outstanding bills to most of our Aetna Clients. Aetna is paying us correctly for some patients, but not all.


We are holding our patients responsible for the outstanding amount and are sending out bills via email soon. We are willing to set up payment plans. We have also had some patients call Aetna themselves and have been more successful than we have been in getting paid properly for services rendered. We encourage all of our patients with Aetna to call them if they do not wish to be responsible for the outstanding amount.


This was a difficult decision to make, but it seems that other providers are having the same issue.


Just to be clear, we are NOT terminating any relationships with any patients with Aetna nor are we no longer taking Aetna insurance. We are making a business decision based on what the EOPs are saying in holding our patients responsible for the outstanding amounts owed and are sending out bills via email soon. We are willing to set up payment plans. We have also had some patients call Aetna themselves and have been more successful than we have been in getting paid properly for services rendered. We encourage all of our patients with Aetna to call them if they do not wish to be responsible for the outstanding amount. The bills can serve as reference for all dates of services when speaking to Aetna.


If any of you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Stay well.

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  • Perlman Counseling

Updated: Sep 15, 2020


“ I saw this movie, How Do You Know?, and it has this amazing line in it...'We are all just one small adjustment away from the life we want,' and it's true! I believe people should be treated as a whole, not as a collection of parts. I use my experiences and knowledge of various fields of study to search for the underlying cause of the symptoms and to help facilitate healing.“ -Lisa Dittman MA, LPC, NCC



Lisa received her Master’s in Counseling at Montclair State University. She has worked in various positions in the field utilizing her counseling skills and innate problem solving abilities as a Guidance Counselor, a Crisis Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and an In-home counselor for the last 15 years where she has molded and guided at-risk youth in crisis. Lisa holds certifications in Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy (Ct.H), National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC), Mind/Body Personal Trainer, Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, and CANS certified SNA (NA/BPS).

Lisa specializes in working with children and adolescents and has as extensive knowledge in how to keep families united during times of crisis. Lisa has unique abilities and experiences that will benefit your family and can help the youth in your households remain stable. Lisa specializes in movement therapy with youth and adults. Lisa is also experienced in working with trained therapy dogs and introducing them to various populations all over Ocean County.

Lisa can work with people by utilizing hypnotherapy for cessation of smoking or weight loss reduction, which some insurances do cover. Lisa is a Reiki Master, Seichem Master, and Chios Master. These sessions are available at a self-pay rate.

Lisa is currently in the following insurances, but this list is actively growing:

  • Amerihealth

  • Amerihealth Administrators

  • Geisinger

  • Horizon Blue Commercial Plans (Excluding Medicare, Medicaid/NJ Family Care)

  • Humana Tricare East Region

  • Magellan

  • Qualcare

  • Various EAP plans

All services are available at a reasonable self-pay rate.


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