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  • At this time, First Word Speech Therapy, LLC accepts private pay (credit card) only. Reach out today for a free consultation & pricing information!

    • Superbill provided to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

      • A superbill is an itemized form used by healthcare providers that reflects services rendered. A superbill is the main data source for the creation of a healthcare claim, which will be submitted to payers (the insurance company, funds, programs) for reimbursement.

  • Additional Payment options include:

    • Health Savings Account (HSA)

    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

    • Local Funding

      • Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • More About Insurance vs. Private Pay

    • First, I want to say that health insurance is extremely important for so many reasons, but below I'll explain why you may want to (and choose to) avoid it when it comes to speech therapy.

    • If you have a health insurance plan with a high deductible, there's a chance you'll be paying out-of-pocket before the insurance even kicks in.​

    • Most insurance companies greatly limit the number of sessions you can have within a certain period; you could get limited to only 12 sessions a year (that's only 3 months if you meet once a week)​

    • Some insurance companies cap how much they'll payout for a particular service. In other words, you could get cut-off before the therapy is complete.​

    • Some insurance companies say they'll reimburse you for the service, and then later inform the SLP that services won't be covered because it's not "medically necessary". This leaves it on the SLP to present you with a large (and unexpected) bill.

    • ​Insurance is great and everyone should have it, but there are some things that might work better without it. As always, do your own research to find out what is best for you and your personal situation.

    • The information above reflects my personal opinion and should not be construed as financial advice or a medical recommendation.

  • No Surprises Act & Good Faith Estimates​

    • Beginning January 1, 2022, if you’re uninsured or if you opt for self-pay (i.e., not going through your health insurance), health care providers like me must provide you with an estimate of the expected charges before you get an item or service. This is called a good faith estimate (GFE).

    • Providers and facilities (like mine) must provide you with a GFE if you request one, or after you’ve scheduled a service. It should include the expected charges for all items or services that are provided as part of the same scheduled experience. The provider must provide a list of all items and services associated with your care.​

    • For more information, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website at

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