Forensic evaluations are not covered by insurance as they are not medically necessary. They are for the purpose of psycho-legal matters. For clinical neuropsychological evaluations, we are not in-network with any insurance companies. To provide quality service to our clients, we decided to work directly with our clients.
Oftentimes, insurance companies will say they cover services and then go back on what they said once the claim is in, leaving you with the bill and broken promises. Also, insurance companies dictate how many hours and what type of standardized testing methods can be used since they are paying. Often, they will “approve or authorize” X amount of hours, not nearly enough to complete a comprehensive and well-informed evaluation of your child.
Practices that typically take insurance will make this work by cutting down the number of hours they meet with you, your child, or writing the report itself. They will mass schedule to make a profit leaving many areas untouched or done in a rush manner. Moreover, the insurance companies take days to weeks to provide authorization, if at all. We pride ourselves on efficient and comprehensive high-quality work in order to help your child thrive!