Why is a Diagnosis Needed?
A medical diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or PDD-NOS is required to receive insurance authorization of ABA services. These tests are typically performed by a clinical psychologist and a multipage report showing the testing and diagnosis results is included.
How Long is the Average Wait Time?
Our wait time for diagnostic testing is within 1-2 weeks of initial contact. This is 8-12 times faster than many other companies. Wait time can be longer if pre-authorization is required by your insurance (typically 30-45 days).
Who Does the Testing?
Dr. Jerome Modlik, PsyD. is a clinical psychologist serving as one of ABC’s resident Diagnostic Specialists. Dr. Modlik has been evaluating children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum since 1977.
Dr. Brad Bebe received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville. He has several years of clinical experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in residential, rehab, home, hospital, and outpatient office / treatment center settings. His career has led him to gain experience through inpatient and center-based Autism programs including program development, data recording for skills curricula and behavior reduction plans, intake assessments for designing treatment plans, staff supervision, and coordination of services.
What Does the Testing Process Look Like?
Our specialists run approximately 3 hours of comprehensive testing with each child. This testing takes place within our Indianapolis North Location. At the conclusion of testing, a verbal report of the findings will be given to families on site. This is done to eliminate the long grueling wait for answers. Within 10 days of the evaluation, families will receive a full written report of the test summaries and scores as well as a list of suggestions for steps in moving forward.
What Insurance Plans Cover Diagnostic Testing?
Anthem (including all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans)
How Much Does Testing Cost if Done Through Private Pay?
$175 per hour.
How Do I Schedule a Diagnostic Test?
Call us at 317-849-KIDS or click here to fill our our inquiry form.