Parents of ADHD Children
ADHD Testing - Insurance coverage
My wife and I struggled with our daughter during High School since she was bright but couldn’t seem to focus and stay on task. During her freshman year in college, with the increased work load, it became apparent that she could no longer use her other skills to overcome the issues she had.
Before prescribing medication, her pediatrician recommended that she get tested for ADHD. The testing took most of a day and resulted in a diagnosis of ADHD and a recommendation that she take medication and seek accommodation from her college.
The issue I have is with the lack of insurance coverage for the ADHD testing itself. The insurance company will pay for medication (which is good), time with the pediatrician (also good), therapy if she needed it (she doesn’t), but wouldn’t pay for the testing to determine her condition. Since we wanted a diagnosis before beginning treatment we paid for the test out-of-pocket. Any suggestions on how to appeal the insurance denial?
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