Fees for Services
Dr. Kemper is credentialed with most major insurance companies including the following:
- Mines & Associates
Please note we do not accept AHCCCS or Mercy Care.
Generally, insurance will cover evaluations if deemed medically necessary. Examples of medically necessary evaluations include assessments for the following problems:
- Cognitive/Memory Problems
- Attention Problems
- Psychological disorders that negatively affect daily functioning
- Behavioral Problems
- Pre-Surgical Readiness
Fees for medically necessary/covered benefits depend on your insurance plan and may be subjected to your specific plan deductible, co-insurance, or co-pays. Under contract with your insurance company, we are not allowed to adjust your deductible, co-insurance, or co-pays, and payment is expected when services are rendered.
Some insurance plans have exclusions for certain types of evaluations, such as ADHD/ADD when there are no other psychological disorders. Sometimes, insurance plans will cover an intake interview but not testing or report writing for pre-surgical evaluations. Our staff will call your insurance plan to inquire if your requested evaluation, either in whole or part, is a covered benefit. You should also call your insurance plan to inquire if your evaluation will be a covered benefit.
All insurance plans have exclusions for the following types of evaluations:
- Academic Evaluations for Learning Disorders
- Work Evaluations
- Disability Determination Evaluations
- Evaluations to assess for gifted/talented
- Evaluations for legal purposes
- Evaluations for Child Safety
In addition, Dr. Kemper and all staff do not perform evaluations for sex offender status or child custody recommendations under any circumstances.
Fees for evaluations for uncovered services include the following:
Intake interview $200 - This is a 90 minute interview with a licensed psychologist to gather background information and assess the need for testing. All evaluations start with an intake interview. Testing fees below are in addition to the intake interview fee.
Pre-Surgical Testing $350 - This is 1 to 2 hours of testing to assess personality content and structure, degree of symptomology, and psychological contraindications for the proposed surgical procedure. This fee includes administration of testing, scoring of results, report writing, and sending your report to your surgeon. There is an additional fee of $200 for the intake interview, which is usually covered by insurance companies even if testing is not covered.
Neuropsychological Testing $800 - This is 4 to 5 hours of face-to-face testing with a psychometrist that includes the following: IQ testing plus neurpsychological testing of attention, concentration, mental flexibility, processing speed, verbal reasoning, verbal memory, visual reasoning, visual memory, motor & sensory, symptomology assessment, and personality assessment. If appropriate, behavioral or functional capacity questionnaires would be gathered from parents, teachers, significant others, or care givers to gain a better understanding of your functioning across differing environments. There is an additional fee of $200 for the intake interview, which may be covered by insurance companies even if testing is not covered.
Academic Testing $1800 - This includes neuropsychological testing above (4 to 5 hours), plus additional face-to-face testing with a psychometrist for academic achievement (4 to 5 hours) in areas of oral fluency, math fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension. There is an additional fee of $200 for the intake interview, which may be covered by insurance companies even if testing is not covered.
If your evaluation will be sent to another provider or entity, such as a neurologist, school psychologist, primary care provider, attorney, or case worker, then you would not be required to have a feedback session, which is a 30 minute scheduled session with Dr. Kemper to review the findings of your evaluation. If you are the sole recipient of the evaluation, or would like a feedback session with Dr. Kemper, then there is an additional fee of $100. The feedback fee may be covered by insurance, even if testing was not a covered benefit. At the time of feedback you would receive a detailed written report regarding the information gathered during the intake interview, test results, behavioral observations during testing, analysis of test results, diagnostic information, and recommendations going forward.
Additional services not outlined above, such as review of extensive medical or academic records, legal depositions, letter preparation, completion of disability determination forms, phone calls to attorneys, etc. are charged at a rate of $200 per hour.
Standard rates for services provided by a licensed doctor of psychology are as follows:
- Intake Interview (90 minutes) $200
- Psychological Testing, Scoring, Report Writing - $200 per hour with Dr. Kemper
- Psychological Testing or Scoring with a psychometrist or supervisee of Dr. Kemper’s - $100 per hour
- Letter or Records Preparation, Attendance at Meetings, Consultations with other professionals, and Phone Calls are prorated per 15 minutes and charged at a rate of $200 per hour with Dr. Kemper
- Legal consultations and depositions are billed on a case by case basis depending on the complexity of the case.
If you will be using an insurance benefit for your services then we will be calling your insurance carrier to verify benefits and obtain coverage information. Verification of benefits is not a guarantee of coverage. We will provide you with the information gleaned from the verification process, but you as the customer are ultimately responsible for verifying your own coverage, obtaining authorizations if needed, and paying deductibles, coinsurance, or co-pays as dictated by your plan.
Payment is expected when services are rendered. As a courtesy, we will submit claims to your primary insurance carrier if we are contracted with them. We do not submit claims to secondary insurance companies. If your insurance company does not reimburse for your services, then you will be responsible for fees at the standard billing rates noted above. If your insurance policy includes deductibles, co-insurance, or co-pays then we are not allowed to change your contract with your insurance company. This means that we are not allowed to adjust or waive your set deductable, co-insurance, or co-pay amounts. In addition, these fees are due upon receipt of services, not after your insurance company processes your claim.
Fees for Broken Appointments for Testing
At the completion of an intake interview, you will be given a letter containing important information about your testing appointment. Please be sure to read this document carefully as it contains information about medications to take or not take on your day of testing, forms required to bring back on your testing day, fees for testing and feedback appointments, as well as information about broken appointment fees for testing.
If you are unable to keep a scheduled testing session, please follow the written directions provided to you in the letter you receive at your intake interview regarding the cancellation and reschedule process.