NOTICE OF GOOD FAITH ESTIMATES
Effective January 1, 2022, you have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.
In accordance with the "No Surprises Act," health care providers need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services. The estimate is based upon what care is reasonably expected to be, at the time in which the estimate is issued. If there are significant changes to the plan of care due to changing circumstances, a new estimate may be issued.
This applies to folks who are paying privately, unable to use their insurance benefit, or are uninsured. This does not apply to those who have and utilize their insurance benefits.
Questions? Visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' FAQ page for more information!
Apraxia: Motor-planning disorder that can result in errors in speech sound production, minimal talking, or a high-level of unintelligibility.
Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Difficulty producing speech sounds.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A developmental disability affecting communication, social skills, and behavior.
Expressive/Receptive Language: An overall challenge in using, producing, and understanding language
Fluency: (AKA stuttering) A disruption of speech with repetition, pauses, or prolongations of sounds and syllables
Adult Articulation: Speech sound intervention for adults with lasting articulation disorders.
Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC):Forms of communication that are not speech (i.e. picture communication, iPads/apps, core boards)
Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Modification: Voice and communication training services for transgender and non-binary individuals.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy: Treatment of disorders of the muscles and structures of the face and mouth that contribute difficulties with speech and swallowing.
Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC is currently in-network with ASR, BCBS of Michigan, BCN, Priority Health, Cigna and Optum/United Healthcare. We are also a non-network certified provider for Tricare. Though we accept insurance, this does not mean that your policy covers speech-language services or covers specific diagnoses. It is your responsibility to know your insurance coverage.
Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC does accept payment through HSA/FSA accounts, and can provide the needed documentation should the HSA/FSA company require it for coverage. Additionally, Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC can provide a superbill should a client or their family decide to seek reimbursement of services through out-of-network benefits. The client or their family would need to check with their insurance to ensure this is an option.
Before coming to see us...
We have created a short video preparing your child for what to expect when coming in for their first session. If you'd like, please watch!