Consultation

Dr. Fosnot is an experienced consultant in the field of communication disorders. She has over 60 refereed presentations, which she has delivered at local, state, national, and international meetings from 1981 to 1997. She is the author of the book, The Fluency Development System for Young Children. Dr. Fosnot has been a guest lecturer, visiting faculty member, and workshop leader at universities, colleges, hospitals, International meetings, and public school programs in the United States, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway, France, Greece, and The Netherlands.

Dr. Fosnot provides a comprehensive and specialized service. Some insurance companies pay for services and many do not. Physicians are the only health-care professionals considered primary care providers. Speech-language pathologists are secondary providers and sometimes need pre-authorization to evaluate and intervene. Insurance companies may not pay for educationally- based service, such as attendance at IEP's (individualized educational plans) or for the writing progress notes or other documentation with an intention to acquire service or therapies for a child.

Due to the low reimbursement by insurance companies and the time and expense in billing, patients or parents/legal guardian(s) will be responsible for payments at the time of service.

Patients are provided a Super Bill statement to provide to their insurance company. The Super Bill provides the needed diagnostic (ICD-9) and service (CPT) codes for the insurance company to reimburse the client.

The new HIPAA law requires an insurance company to reimburse for services rendered within 30 days. Calling your insurance company before any services are rendered (known as preauthorization) is recommended since insurance companies often refuse to pay for services that have already occurred.