BILLING

FirstStages Feeding is an "out-of-network" provider.  We do not participate directly with any insurance company.   Payment is due at the time of service or via the patient portal.  We accept all major credit cards, and FSA and HSA cards. We provide detailed and itemized super-bills in order to submit for “out-of-network”.  If you have met your out of network deductible, we will help submit claims for you.

FEEDING ASSESSMENT FEES

  • $375 includes in-person feeding assessment with report write up

  • $280 includes in-person feeding assessment without report write up

  • If you have already had a feeding assessment within the last 6 months, you can provide a copy of the report, and we may be able to start with direct therapy sessions.  

THERAPY/FOLLOW UP FEES

  • $140 includes in-person direct intervention, parent coaching, discussion of plan for carryover and note write up

  • $140 per hour (billed in 30-minute increments) tele-health/video/virtual sessions

Verifying out-of-network benefits

The family can contact their insurance directly and ask about out-of-network benefits (coverage and deductible) for feeding assessment (code 92610) and feeding therapy (code 92526) with typical diagnosis of pediatric feeding disorder and/or dysphagia.

Requesting an "Exception" for Coverage

If you are on a significant wait list for in-network providers, some insurance companies will allow an "exception" for FirstStages to be covered as in-network.  The family is responsible for calling their insurance company/case manager to request this and initiate the process for an "exception".  FirstStages Feeding will fill out necessary forms to assist.  If forms require excess time, then some fees may apply, which will be agreed upon between the family and FirstStages Feeding prior to initiation.