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Contact

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      ANNE WRIGHT, PhD, PLLC
      Licensed Clinical Psychologist
      14030 NE 24th Street, #104
      Bellevue, Washington 98007
      phone 360-961-8766  fax 425- 643-9210

    Insurance & Billing

    Insurance & Billing

    What insurance is Dr. Anne in-network with?

    First Choice
    Kaiser Permanente (Options, Access PPO, Summit PPO)
    Premera
    Regence (Blue Cross/Blue Shield)
    Uniform

    What if my primary or secondary insurance is one Dr. Anne is not credentialed with?

    Claims are not submitted to insurance companies other than those listed above.  You will be billed directly for services.  If you wish to submit requests for reimbursement to your insurance company, you will be provided with all the necessary procedure and diagnostic codes to do so.

    What will insurance cover if we are seeking evaluation for Specific Learning Disorder and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

    The initial interview is generally covered by insurance.

    Educational and academic testing is not a covered benefit as there is no billing code for these tests. Thus, some or all of the tests and the reporting writing time will be billed directly to the family.  Depending on the scope of the referral question, some tests and reporting time may be covered.

    If none of the assessment is approved by the insurance, then the feedback appointment will also be the family’s responsibility.

    What if my insurance requires pre-approval for psychological or neuropsychological testing?

    Generally, requests for testing are submitted to the insurance after the initial appointment and take most insurance companies 5-10 business days to process and respond.  Thus, testing appointments will be scheduled for several weeks following the initial appointment.  However, with your consent, testing can proceed prior to insurance approval. 

    In some cases, insurance companies require the client or parents to call for pre-approval before the initial appointment.

    If I want to speak to my insurance company about my coverage before scheduling, what questions should I ask?

    Ask if preapproval is needed for psychological  testing. The procedure codes are 96136 for first half hour of psychological testing and 96137 for each additional half hour.  The most common diagnostic code used for these assessments is Unspecified Learning Disorder (F81.9).

    Ask if any diagnoses, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or Specific Learning Disorder, are excluded from either psychological or neuropsychological testing.

    Benefit checks are not considered a guarantee of payment by your insurance company, and ultimately information about your insurance plans’ coverage is your responsibility.  Please talk with Dr. Anne directly if you have questions or concerns about insurance coverage, fees, and/or payment.

    What is the cost of a comprehensive assessment?

    The comprehensive assessment consists of the initial interview, four to six hours of testing, five to six hours of report writing, and the feedback session.  Current fees range from $2000 to $2500 if all expenses were to be out-of-pocket.

    Cost is dependent upon the length and scope of the assessment, what charges can be submitted to the insurance, and the allowable rate of the insurance.  Since academic testing is not a covered benefit, please be aware that academic testing and report writing for the academic piece takes three to six hours and is billed at $175/hour.  Thus, most families will have a minimum out-of-pocket expense of $525-$875.

    A fee agreement is provided to all families prior to proceeding with evaluation to ensure that you are aware of and agree to all assessment costs.  Payment plans can be discussed at any time.

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    Dr. Anne Wright

    Dr. Anne provides assessment and consultation services for children and adolescents.  The goal with all assessments is to provide students and their families with a better understanding of themselves and furnish them with strategies and recommendations to further their academic, social, and emotional well-being.  She is experienced in the assessment of attention deficit disorder, executive functioning, specific learning disabilities, and twice exceptionalities (learning disabled and gifted).  Additional information about what questions an assessment may target, the scope of assessments, and the assessment process is found on the FAQ page.

    Information and Forms

    Common referral questions and form downloads

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    Directions and contact information

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The goal of all assessments is to provide the student, their family members, and other professionals (teachers, pediatricians and counselors) with a better understanding of the student’s functioning, skills and abilities, and recommendations to support growth and improvement in areas of need.  In some cases a clinical diagnosis is rendered.  In all instances clients and their families are provided with a better sense of the student’s strengths and challenges and suggestions and strategies to improve academic, emotional and/or behavioral functioning.

    Common referral questions include the following:

    • Does my child have a clinically significant attention problem?
    • Why is my child or adolescent starting or continuing to struggle in school?
    • Is my child experiencing emotional issues, such as depression or anxiety, that are impacting academic or social functioning?
    • Does my child have a learning disability, such as dyslexia, or other neurodevelopmental disorder?
    • Is my child gifted and learning disabled (twice exceptional)?

    Dr. Anne’s assessments are tailored to the concerns of the individual. These evaluations may be termed psychological, psychoeducational, or neurocognitive, depending on the referral question and scope of the evaluation. Areas of functioning which may be assessed or screened include:

    • Cognitive/intellectual development
    • Academic skill development (reading, math, written language)
    • Phonological processing
    • Orthographic ability
    • Receptive and expressive language
    • Visual-perceptual ability
    • Visual-motor integration/fine motor development
    • Attention
    • Memory
    • Executive functioning
    • Emotional/behavioral functioning

    The typical evaluation consists of the following steps:

    1. Initial appointment:  This appointment is 90 minutes and includes the client and parents or guardians. No formal testing is conducted at this time. Personal and family history, areas of concern and strengths, and reviews of previous assessments are conducted. The session is typically divided into time together with parent(s) and client and some individual time with parent(s) and client.
    2. Two or three assessment appointments:  These appointments range from 1 to 3 hours each.  All testing is conducted by Dr. Anne.  Children under 13 years of age must have a guardian stay at the office during this time, although they are not present for the testing. Parents are asked to bring snacks along, as children take one or more breaks during these sessions.
    3. Feedback appointment: Approximately one hour.  This appointment is scheduled approximately two weeks after the final testing session. All diagnostic impressions and comprehensive recommendations are discussed with the family. The full report may be provided then or sent several weeks following the feedback.  High school students are provided with a short summary of the evaluation and recommendations. Students in middle and high school are included in part of the feedback appointment.  When students are present for feedback some time is also spent with parents without the student.  Elementary school children generally do not attend the feedback session.

    Detailed information about insurance, reimbursement and billing is located on the Insurance Information section of this website.

    Client Forms

    These fillable forms may be downloaded by right-clicking (control-click for Macintosh users) each link, and selecting “Save Link As.” You may fill out and then print, or print and fill out by hand.