Rates, Insurance and Payment Policies

Rates

My fees for assessments are based on the hours of work necessary to adequately address your child's needs. A comprehensive evaluation typically requires a total of 16 hours to complete. That includes a parent intake meeting, 1-3 child testing sessions (using measures of intelligence, academics, behaviors, and discrete neuropsychological functions), scoring/report writing, and a parent feedback session. My hourly rate is $200 for the first parent intake meeting and $185/hour for every hour after that. Partial evaluations are also available in certain situations. When making the decision to have your child tested, please consider that experienced psychologists, trained to perform comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessments, tend to schedule appointments a couple of months in advance. An emergency evaluation may be possible with a physician or therapist referral. My fax number is 1-866-247-7417.    

Insurance

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?

Payment Policies

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, although checks are preferred to avoid fees. 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.