Why doesn’t The Wright Psychology and Learning Center accept insurance?
After accepting multiple commercial insurance plans since our opening in 2006, we have made the difficult decision to terminate all of our insurance contracts effective December 31, 2020. This means that we are out-of-network with all insurance companies. We are happy to help you use your “out-of-network” benefits to cover a portion of the costs of services.
We did this to make sure that we are able to continue to provide you with the very best evaluations and therapeutic treatments possible, incorporating a comprehensive and thorough assessment battery, consultation with teachers, therapists, and other professionals involved in your child’s care, and that our Psychologists are able to give you and your child the attention you deserve. With rapidly declining reimbursements for assessment and therapy from insurance plans, as well as increased administrative demands and limits on coverage for psychological treatment, we are simply unable to offer the high-quality and personalized services we have become known for throughout the region while continuing to accept insurance for payment.
In short, we are unwilling to allow insurance companies to dictate how we conduct our comprehensive psychological evaluations, which often leads to cutting corners and leaving out important aspects of an evaluation, or dictate our treatment choices in therapy/counseling. Insurance companies often cap benefits for psychological assessment at 6-8 hours per client. In contrast, our Licensed Psychologists spend an average of 15-20 hours per client on each evaluation. We simply could not provide our in-depth and comprehensive evaluations if we accept the limits placed upon Psychologists by insurance companies.
We make using your out-of-network insurance benefits easy – we submit all of the paperwork for you through our billing software! Or, you may choose to submit the paperwork yourself, and we will provide you with what’s known as a “Superbill” that has all the information you need to submit your claim. Some of our clients have been reimbursed 60-80 percent by their insurance!
It’s easy to use your out-of-network insurance benefits! Follow these 3 steps:
1. Call your insurance company and ask these questions:
* Do I have out-of-network benefits for mental and behavioral health care?
* Do I have a deductible that I have to meet before benefits are applied? How much is it?
* Do I need pre-authorization before starting services?
* Do I have coverage for the following CPT codes?
90791, 90837, 96136, 96137, 96130, 96131, 96132, 96133
2. When you call us to schedule your first appointment, let our friendly office manager know you want to use your out-of-network benefits. She will take care of getting all necessary information to submit your claims.
3. Decide if you’d like to submit a “superbill” that we provide to you for reimbursement, or if you would like for our office to submit claims on your behalf.
That’s it! If you are eligible for reimbursement by your insurance company, they will send the payment directly to you by mail.
We charge a flat fee for all comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. We feel this upfront pricing allows us to tailor your child’s evaluation to their individual needs and takes away any “guesswork” involved when estimating hours that will be spent on the evaluation and projected costs. With a flat fee for an evaluation there are no hidden costs or extra charges added due to time spent on testing or the need to add additional tests and measures to your child’s battery. We gladly accept HSA/FSA cards, Mastercard and Visa for payment without any additional fees.
– Initial Consultation – $200 (a $50 non-refundable booking fee is required to hold your appointment)
– Comprehensive Psychological/Psycho-educational Evaluation (all ages) – $2200
-Comprehensive Re-Evaluation (25% discount for clients previously tested at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center only) – $1800
-Giftedness Evaluation (includes IQ and academic achievement measures only) – $700
-Cognitive/IQ Evaluation (includes IQ measure only) – $350
-Individual or Family Therapy – $140/session with Dr. Wright or Dr. Cooksey; $100/session with Meghan Ainsworth, M.Ed., LPA
-Attendance at School Meetings – $175/hour + travel time
-Speech/Language Evaluation – $350
Doctoral – Student Clinicians
We want your treatment to be both high-quality and affordable. We know that some families cannot afford our standard fees as outlined above. Therefore, we serve as a practicum training site for Doctoral Students in Clinical Psychology, and offer student evaluations and counseling services at a reduced fee, for families with demonstrated financial need. All students are supervised directly by a Licensed Psychologist. If you are interested in a student evaluation or in therapy provided by a student, please call our office to discuss this option.
Learning Center Fees: HSA and FSA funds can be used to pay for Academic Intervention at our office. We do not charge additional fees to our clients for using a credit/debit card or HSA/FSA card as payment.
-Barton Reading & Spelling System/Foundations in Sound – $80/lesson
-“Original” Orton-Gillingham – $110/lesson
– Writing Instruction using programs from the Institute for Excellence in Writing – $80/lesson
-Math-U-See – $80/lesson
Not sure if Barton or “Original” Orton-Gillingham is the best fit for your child? Talk with our Learning Center Director, Abby Klein, to learn more about both programs and determine which approach is recommended based upon your child’s dyslexia profile.