Financial Policy

The following schedule is effective January 1st 2006, and may be changed without notice.

Cost of evaluation

The fees charged at the Tridas Center for Child Development are based on time scheduled for each of our professional staff members on your child’s behalf including the interpretation and review of tests and preparation of report.

There is a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee that must be paid when you register your child through our confidential website. This fee will cover the cost of processing the parent, teacher, and student (if appropriate) questionnaires, and the data analysis that is done prior to your first visit.

The INITIAL EVALUATION consists of two and sometimes three visits: an initial visit, psycho-educational testing, if needed, and the feedback session. 

FIRST VISIT: The charge for a first visit by our doctors is $515.00. The average time spent during the first visit is between 1½ to 2 hours (contact time with you and your child) Afterwards, the physician will score and interpret the administered test, may consult with other professionals, and will prepare an extensive report.

SECOND VISIT (not always needed): If the physician requests any psycho-educational testing a second visit will be scheduled. Additional charges will apply based on the number and type of tests ordered.

THIRD VISIT: The last visit, or feedback session, lasts approximately 1 to 1½ hours. The charge for this appointment is $275.00.

Method of payment

Full payment is expected at the conclusion of each visit, except for the $50.00 non-refundable processing fee paid online when you register on our secure website to access our questionnaires. We will make every effort to provide you with the basic documentation necessary to submit an insurance claim. We do not accept or process insurance as payment, but we accept VISA, MasterCard and AmEx as an alternative.

Forms to be completed

Our secure online questionnaires allow each caregiver and teacher to set their own passwords so that no one else will have access to their responses.  Your child’s teacher(s) will also need to complete a questionnaire through our secure website prior to the first visit. These questionnaires will enable us to gather information about your child that is essential for our doctors to formulate a proper diagnosis and management plan. Because this data is critical to the evaluation, the appointment cannot be completed without it. If the information cannot be submitted electronically, there will be an additional $50.00 surcharge to enter the data manually.

Cancellation policy

You will be charged $250 if you cancel a New Patient Evaluation without adequate notice. New patient evaluations and parent feedback visits must be cancelled no later than 1 business day (24 hours, or Friday morning – before 11:30 a.m. – if your child’s appointment is on a Monday) prior to the visit. Please understand that we schedule two and a half to three hours of our professionals’ time for a New Patient Evaluation that cannot be rescheduled without adequate notice.

If you have questions regarding our fee schedule, please contact the Center’s office manager at info@thetridascenter.com.

Below please find the procedure codes for the charges at our center. You can use this information to check with your insurance carrier for reimbursement rates.

 

New Patient Evaluation

Time Procedure Code Our Charges
First Visit
Physician Consultation 1.5 – 2 hrs 99245 $295
Developmental testing, preparation of report 1 – 1.5 hrs 96110
96111
$110
$110
First visit total 2.5 – 3.5 hrs $515
Questionnaires and data analysis – online processing fee .5 hr $50
Questionnaires and data analysis – paper (manual) 1 hr $100
Patient conference with physician (Feedback Session) 99215 $275
Estimated Evaluation Total $840

Returning Patients

Time Procedure Code Our Charges
Follow up visit (includes medication monitoring between visits) .5 hr 99214 $170
Medical consult (including preparation of report) 1.5 hr 99245 $400

Please note that other tests may be recommended by our doctors after the initial visit such as a psycho-educational testing (IQ, processing, and achievement). These test charges are not included in the fees quoted above. These tests will be performed by other licensed professionals prior to the feedback session and there will be a separate charge for them.  Our staff will provide you with all the necessary information regarding scheduling and costs after the first visit of the initial evaluation.