Below you will find helpful information to help each of us maximize our time so that
services can quickly begin. You will also have a big picture plan for intervention. The guide below should help answer any questions you have about getting started with speech and language therapy services through Therapy Corps, PLLC.
Contact Therapy Corps, PLLC and discuss the needs of your loved one regarding speech and language services. This is an important step as you want to make sure Therapy Corps has an available spot for your loved one based on your availability.
Please verify that you are located within Therapy Corps’ service area (Austin, TX) and have a dialogue with Therapy Corps to ensure that this relationship is a good fit for your loved one.* If you aren’t located in this service area, teletherapy could be an option.
Once your information is clear and you want to proceed with Therapy Corps, PLLC contact your primary care physician’s/pediatrician’s referral coordinator and request that an order/prescription be generated for speech therapy services and faxed to Therapy Corps, PLLC at (844) 364-0163. The order can read something like “ST to evaluate and treat for X” (List primary problem. Examples include, but are not limited to, Articulation disorder, receptive and expressive language disorder, feeding mismanagement, hearing loss). The prescription needs to have the physician’s NPI number on it (if your insurance requires pre-authorization for services).
Contact Therapy Corps, PLLC at 512-630-0488 to schedule services.
*To reduce the chances of having unexpected expenses, it is important to contact your insurance company (unless you aren’t going through your insurance plan and agree to a cash pay/fee per service arrangement). All insurance plans vary, so it’s important to know exactly what your insurance company outlines regarding speech and language therapy services. There are variances in deductibles, co-pays, number of visits, exclusions to settings, etc. Contact your insurance company to learn coverage and benefits for speech and language therapy.
Print out this document and use this as a guide to help you navigate verification of benefits. Write all information down and keep this form in a secure place in case you need to reference it at a later date. It is recommended that you set aside around 30 minutes for this call to collect the needed information. You might be able to find this information on your insurance carrier’s website.