Insurance companies vary widely in their coverage for neuropsychological and psychological evaluations. I advise all of my clients to check extensively with their particular insurance company about benefits before the evaluation so you will not have any surprises.
With few exceptions, you will be personally billed for the charges for the evaluation. You will be provided with a “superbill” that has all the information your insurance company needs to process your claim, which you will need to submit to your insurance company. The office policy is for you to pay approximately 1/2 of the total bill at the third evaluation session and the remainder of the bill at the last follow-up session with parents.
I have elected to no longer be directly affiliated with insurance or managed-care companies, although many insurance companies will still cover these services for you. I have done this in order to maintain the highest quality and integrity of the services I provide to you and your children. Psychological and neuropsychological evaluations deal with complex issues that require a thorough study to answer the questions that have brought you to this office and to plan the strategies that need to be put into place to help your child. Your insurance company may or may not cover all of the essential components of a quality, comprehensive evaluation. However, as parents I know you will have a thorough understanding of your child and his or her needs following this evaluation. I will be happy to assist you with any insurance questions that may arise. Please don’t hesitate to ask.