Insurance and Billing
Services offered include
Observation If this is requested, attempts will be made to gain access to the child in school (minimum one hour billed). Duration will be dependent on school access and parent request. Observation is not a billable service through your insurance provider. Fees for observation are patient responsibility and will include a mutually agreed upon amount of time and fee schedule prior to the commencement of observation.
Consultation Not every child needs an evaluation. Some have had recent assessment, others have been effectively diagnosed before, and others need a screening process before full evaluation is considered. Some parents would just like to talk about current concerns and have professional insights on what plan of attack makes the most sense. This means an allocation of time to meet in the office, go over birth and developmental history, clearly itemize your concerns, and discuss treatment planning options covering potential therapies, parent training resources, books and materials, bibliotherapy for children, and discussion of educational needs and planning. Billing includes time for office interview and additional time to generate recommendations in a written summary.
Psychological, Psychoeducational, Developmental, and Bilingual (Spanish) Evaluations Formal testing with a child usually includes 3 office visits but requires 4 billed dates of service. The first office appointment is for parent interview and typically lasts 45 to 60 minutes. The second appointment is time set aside for formal testing with your child. This appointment may be a short as 1 hour or as long as 7 or 8 hours, depending on the type of assessment and the age of your child. Finally, we will schedule time when testing is complete and information is back from parent and teacher forms to discuss results, interpretation, diagnostic considerations, recommendations, and treatment planning for home and school. Testing is almost always completed in 1 day. Children who stay into the lunch window of 11:30 am or later will need to bring a packed lunch. Snacks and water are provided. Snacks are not always consistent with family dietary restrictions, so bringing special snacks for your child is encouraged if they are gluten, casein, dairy, sugar free, or keep kosher.
Teacher/Educational Feedback All providers would be happy to attend ARD meetings. Dr. Morrison and Dr. Caldwell provide individual teacher consultation and teacher training when requested. This time is not covered by your insurance provider and will be patient responsibility.
Cognitive Rehabilitation Dr. Rodriguez-Rivera offers cognitive rehabilitation for children with acquired head injuries and neurological impairments. Services are rendered on a cash pay basis.