We want your experience with us to be personalized and comfortable. Once you’ve contacted us, one of our speech pathologists will call for a consultation and to schedule an initial evaluation. That evaluation will last for about an hour, after which we’ll sit down to discuss results and recommendations. At that point, we can schedule therapy sessions if warranted.
The full fee is due at the time of service. We accept cash, check, credit cards, HSA cards, or PayPal. We are also a provider for the Gardiner Scholarship, and can file claims directly.
Medicaid does not cover our services. Speech4Kids is an out-of-network provider with insurance companies because we believe we are able to provide better care for our patients if we are not contracted with them. Here’s why:
- We are able to focus solely on the needs of the patient and family. Once we are under contract with an insurance company, their guidelines for therapy must be followed, even if we do not agree with them or they’re not right for the child. This includes frequency of therapy, when the patient must be discharged from therapy, and even which patient deficits may be addressed and what goals are set.
- Insurance companies typically have low reimbursement rates and frequently require extra office personnel hired specifically for filing and tracking claims. In order to cover the costs, may therapy offices need increase the number of patients seen per day.
- Extensive reporting requirements require a great deal of time that doesn’t improve the quality of therapy. We prefer to use our time to provide high-quality therapy to a limited number of patients in a way that works best for the therapist, the child, and the family. This allows us to spend meaningful time with each patient and family members, and time to further our overall knowledge and skills.
We can provide you with a Superbill containing all the information that insurance companies require so that you can submit claims on your own, either to go towards your deductible or for reimbursement after you have met your deductible.
You should check with your insurance company to see if they cover speech therapy services for your child’s diagnosis. Many insurance companies will cover speech therapy only for specific diagnoses that are considered to be related to a medical condition.