FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When should I consider a neuropsychological assessment?


Neuropsychological assessment can help if you have:

A neurological condition such as hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizures),
neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, or a brain tumor.

A neurodevelopmental diagnosis that require a comprehensive evaluation

A brain injury as a result of an accident, concussion, stroke, or infection of the brain.

Other medical problems that place you at an increased risk of brain injury such as diabetes,
chronic heart or respiratory problems, certain genetic disorders, or treatment for cancer

Been exposed to toxins such as lead, street drugs, inhalants or was exposed to these substances or to alcohol prior to birth.

Had an assessment, but interventions resulting from that assessment failed to help.

Your physician may recommend a neuropsychological assessment to:

Assist in establishment of a diagnosis

Document current skills prior to a planned medical intervention such as a change inmedications, a surgical treatment or treatment for cancer. After the medical intervention,testing can repeated to determine if the treatment has had an effect on his/her continueddevelopment of skills. Your physician may refer to this process as “baseline testing.”




What is the usual cost of an assessment and will it be covered by my health insurance?


We require payment at the time of services and are not in any insurance plan networks. If your coverage does not require seeing an “in-network” doctor (such as auto insurance or some health insurance plans), we. The cost of an evaluation varies depending on the length of time need to complete it. However, most comprehensive evaluations cost between $3,000 and $4,000. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Some tips on improving your ability to be reimbursed by your insurance company:

If neuropsychological services were prescribed by your physician (neurologist, family doctor,
etc.), check with your insurance company to see if they have a neuropsychologist in their
network. If not, you may be able to be reimbursed at the in-network rate for an evaluation
done here.

Neuropsychological assessment is typically covered under the medical coverage of your
insurance plan when referred by a physician. It is usually covered if testing is being conducted to establish a diagnosis as the basis for medical treatment, to evaluate the functional impact of a medical treatment (baseline testing) or to assist in selecting a treatment.

Many insurance plans will require a letter from your physician indicating the medical necessity of the assessment. Medical necessity means that the physician needs the information to help him/her provide care.

In order to process the claim, most insurance companies require a copy of the report.




What information will the neuropsychologist need for my appointment?


You will need to provide copies of any previous medical, developmental, psychological or
neuropsychological assessments.

The neuropsychologist will ask you to complete a developmental questionnaire about your
medical history, early development, social history and school history; you will need to forward it to your provider prior to the appointment along with any other information that will help you answer these questions.





Terms to Know About

When should I consider a neuropsychological assessment?


Neuropsychological assessment can help if you have:

A neurological condition such as hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy (seizures),
neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, or a brain tumor.

A neurodevelopmental diagnosis that require a comprehensive evaluation

A brain injury as a result of an accident, concussion, stroke, or infection of the brain.

Other medical problems that place you at an increased risk of brain injury such as diabetes,
chronic heart or respiratory problems, certain genetic disorders, or treatment for cancer

Been exposed to toxins such as lead, street drugs, inhalants or was exposed to these substances or to alcohol prior to birth.

Had an assessment, but interventions resulting from that assessment failed to help.

Your physician may recommend a neuropsychological assessment to:

Assist in establishment of a diagnosis

Document current skills prior to a planned medical intervention such as a change inmedications, a surgical treatment or treatment for cancer. After the medical intervention,testing can repeated to determine if the treatment has had an effect on his/her continueddevelopment of skills. Your physician may refer to this process as “baseline testing.”




What is the usual cost of an assessment and will it be covered by my health insurance?


We require payment at the time of services and are not in any insurance plan networks. If your coverage does not require seeing an “in-network” doctor (such as auto insurance or some health insurance plans), we. The cost of an evaluation varies depending on the length of time need to complete it. However, most comprehensive evaluations cost between $3,000 and $4,000. We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Some tips on improving your ability to be reimbursed by your insurance company:

If neuropsychological services were prescribed by your physician (neurologist, family doctor,
etc.), check with your insurance company to see if they have a neuropsychologist in their
network. If not, you may be able to be reimbursed at the in-network rate for an evaluation
done here.

Neuropsychological assessment is typically covered under the medical coverage of your
insurance plan when referred by a physician. It is usually covered if testing is being conducted to establish a diagnosis as the basis for medical treatment, to evaluate the functional impact of a medical treatment (baseline testing) or to assist in selecting a treatment.

Many insurance plans will require a letter from your physician indicating the medical necessity of the assessment. Medical necessity means that the physician needs the information to help him/her provide care.

In order to process the claim, most insurance companies require a copy of the report.




What information will the neuropsychologist need for my appointment?


You will need to provide copies of any previous medical, developmental, psychological or
neuropsychological assessments.

The neuropsychologist will ask you to complete a developmental questionnaire about your
medical history, early development, social history and school history; you will need to forward it to your provider prior to the appointment along with any other information that will help you answer these questions.





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