Minnesota Voice & Speech Clinic
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Understanding Telepractice Speech Therapy & Health Insurance

We provide this overview to help you understand the nature of telepractice speech therapy under medical insurance plans.  Your specific plan can be explained by your company’s member service representative. You will find the phone number on the back of your insurance card.

 

Bob's medical speech pathology licensure is valid for patients living in or temporarily residing in MInnesota.  Bob cannot treat patients who reside outside of Minnesota.

 

Decision on your claim may be subject to medical review by your insurance company.

 

  • Specific insurance plans may require you to see health care providers in a specific care network.  Please verify that our clinic, Bob Grider, is in your insurance plan’s care network.
  • Telepractice speech therapy benefits vary under insurance plans.  It is your responsibility to inquire about and be familiar with your telepractice speech therapy benefits before your first telepractice appointment.  Ask about coverage, exclusions, if Bob Grider is in your care network, and if a written doctor’s referral is required.
  • A plan may only cover rehabilitative speech therapy services deemed “medically necessary” such as those needed for treatment due to “injury, stroke, cancer, congenital anomaly, autism spectrum disorder or following cochlear implant.”
  • Member services will be able to confirm whether telepractice speech therapy requires a physician’s referral.  If your plan requires a referral, please call your primary care clinic to request it prior to your first appointment. Please have it faxed to 952-929-1846.
  • If your diagnosis does not meet your plan’s coverage criteria for telepractice speech therapy, you will be responsible for all charges for your therapy.
  • If your claims are denied because your diagnosis does not meet the criteria for coverage under your plan, you have appeal rights.  We can provide you documentation from your medical records for that appeal; however we cannot submit the appeal for you.  Member services can help you with the appeal process.

 

In-Network Insurance

 

Out-of-Network Insurance

 

Medicare Not Accepted

 

Contact:

 info@mnvoiceandspeech.net

 

Phone: 952-929-1981

Fax:  952-206-7731

 

For Appointments with Bob:

Telepractice speech therapy appointments available Monday through Friday, by appointment.

 

Please contact our office by email at info@mnvoiceandspeech.net

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