My fees for assessments are based on the hours of work necessary to adequately address your child's needs. A Psycho-Educational evaluation is appropriate for advanced learning questions and can typically be completed in one session. A Psychological evaluation is a mid-range evaluation that may require three to four sessions to complete. A Neuropsychological evaluation is more comprehensive. It is appropriate for complex situations involving underlying processing challenges and/or multiple difficulties occurring simultaneously. The latter requires four to five sessions to complete. My hourly rate is $200 for the first parent intake meeting and $185 for each additional hour of clinical work, scoring, interpreting, and report writing.
As of July 1, 2016, I will only be an out-of-network provider with health insurance companies. Depending on your specific plan, your health insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your child’s testing. At the completion of testing, I can provide you with a super bill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. If you are planning on submitting a bill to your insurance company, it is recommended that you discuss testing with your pediatrician first in order to obtain a referral. It is also strongly recommended that you contact your health insurance company prior to the start of testing and ask the following questions:
- Do I need preauthorization for Psychological or Neuropsychological testing?
- Do I have outpatient mental health and Psychological/Neuropsychological testing benefits?
- How much does my plan cover for out-of-network providers?
- How much does my plan cover for Psychological or Neuropsychological testing?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- What is my copay?
Typically, out-of-network families pay me directly for my service and the total fee is paid at the first testing session. I accept checks, HSA cards, and credit cards. At the end of the evaluation, I provide families with a detailed super bill that they can submit to their health insurance company for potential reimbursement.