Indep. Ed. Evals (IEE)
Indep. Ed. Evals (IEE)
Insurance Policy PDF
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A good Psych
Professional Service Fees
| In-Home Min.
3 Hours/session4 & 7
| Sr. Behavior Therapist
| Masters 7
| BCBA 7
| BCBA-D 7
| Licensed Psychologist +
| Day-long: Masters2
| Day-long: PhD2
| Comprehensive Diagnostic5
| Comprehensive Diagnostic
Social Skills Groups1
| Pre-School Play
| 5 & 6
| Retrieval and/or Copying of Records8
||per GA Regulations
Dr. Robert Montgomery is a network
provider for several of the more common Insurance Programs in Georgia as a
Psychologist. Dr. R Montgomery is also a provider for TriCare as both
a Psychologist and Behavior Analyst, and Dr. C Montgomery as a Behavior Analyst
for TriCare, United Healthcare's Autism Program, and the TriCare ECHO and
Demonstration programs. More information
is available on our Insurance
make no representation regarding what, if anything, insurance will cover on
any given day of the week.
All fees are based on the
nature of the service delivered not simply who performed the service.
Direct therapy provided in-home is $50 per hour regardless of whether a
direct therapist or an Associate with BCBA performed the therapy.
All program consultation, data analysis, program development, etc. are
billed at the appropriate professional involved rate (e.g., Dr. R
Montgomery attends IEP meeting = $175/hr)
The above fees cover standard
consultation, evaluation, and service delivery and do not include forensic
services or travel.
Please arrive at least 15
minutes early for your first appointment in order to complete required
for evaluations are payable 50% of the total at the time of the initial
appointment, with the balance payable at the time of the feedback
appointments involve reviewing the evaluation with parents, answering
questions, and providing a final written report.
48 hours notice is required
for all cancelled appointments. Payment for the appointment is
required for all missed appointments not cancelled according to this
policy. Insurance carriers are not responsible for
Forensic service includes any services which involve attorneys,
court proceedings, hearings, or otherwise require contact with the judicial
system or its officers (including evaluations done at the request of or
involving attorneys). Forensic fess are arranged on a case-by-case basis
and billed in 1/10th hour increments, including initial phone contact.
We remain the final arbiters of what constitutes a Forensic case for
All forms provided or
submitted for reimbursement clearly indicate the staff person who
provided the services.
Timeliness in communication regarding
in-home services is essential. Due to the nature of the services
occurring in the child's home it is essential that concerns regarding
billing must be submitted within 90 days of receipt of the invoice in
order to be considered.
We do not provide
services related to custody. Lawyers like to claim that Adoption,
adult conservatorship, visitation, etc. are not "custody"
cases. That's fine for them, but in our world any case involving
who has the legal right to control access to another person is a
"custody" case. We remain the final arbiter of what
meets our definition of "custody case".
We reserve the right to
cancel or reschedule any appointment for which the patient is 15 minutes
or more late.
There is a $45 Returned
Check fee for all checks returned by the bank and we reserve the right
to require alternative payment (e.g., credit card, certified check,
etc.) in the future.
Fees current as of
Sessions are typically 60
Min for Pre-School and 90 minutes for other groups. Groups in clinic
may at times be time-limited when there is a specialty topic for the
group (i.e., 6 sessions for Anxiety,
etc.). Advance payment for group participation is required.
Day-long consultation fee for In-State consultation not involving
Initial telephone consultation of up to
15 minutes is available
free-of-charge for private practice individual cases. Telephone consultations that occur during the course of
services which exceed brief (<5 minutes) time are billed at the normal rate
for the person providing the consultation in 1/2 hour increments.
Insurance does not typically reimburse for telephone consultation.
The universal standard for
therapy, be it the insurance standards or the professional standards of
various organizations like the APA, ASHA, etc., is that a therapy
"hour" is 45-50 minutes of direct contact with the patient
with the remaining 10-15 minutes devoted to required record keeping and
other administrative requirements.
Please arrive at least 15
minutes early for your first evaluation appointment. The Comprehensive Diagnostic
fee is for payment at the time of services and is a flat fee for those
evaluations paid for at the time of service and
includes all direct assessment time (i.e., meeting with the family,
testing of the child, etc.), administrative time (e.g., records review,
forms completion, etc.), and report generation (e.g., scoring, analysis,
synthesis, and writing of the report). Insurance companies require
that fees be billed for services in hourly increments with
specific CPT codes (e.g., 90801, 96101, etc.) and broken out for the
various services with specific fess associated with each. There is
no guarantee that, even with insurance, any or all fees associated with
the assessment will be covered by your insurer. Please check with
your HR department and/or your insurer regarding coverage issues.
You remain responsible for all fees associated with our services even
when we first bill your insurer as a courtesy for you.
ABLLS-R assessments are
for treatment planning and are not diagnostic in nature. They are
therefore NOT billable to insurance under most circumstances. An
ABLLS-R assessment includes the time with the child, parent, and other
informants as well as time scoring the results, writing the report, and
reviewing the recommendations with the parents/caregivers. Time is
billed in 15 minute increments and includes travel time.
Fees listed are for direct
services that are paid at the time of service in cash via standard
invoice, they do not apply to Forensic Evaluations or IEEs. Services that involve pre-approval, authorization,
renewal, formal updates, lawyers, administrative procedures, and that involve extensive clerical support and
administrative time are billed at a higher rate. For further
information please inquire.
O.C.G.A. §31-33-3 sets the costs related
to medical record retrieval, certification, and copying and may apply to
your records request. We are not permitted to re-release records
that originated from another source (e.g., school, medical, etc.) and
those records must be sought from the original source directly. We
are not permitted to copy or distribute copyrighted testing materials
except under specific circumstances. Personal notes by the
professional are not available for release or distribution.
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