Hi, I'm new here. I'm a 41 yr old adult, and I have suspected ADHD for a long while. I started working with a psychologist a few months ago. After the intial 2 hr intake she filed a claim w my insurance with an ADHD diagnosis code. (This part was covered by insurance.) After that intake she told me my insurance wouldn't cover the additional 6 hrs of testing and 16 hrs of interpretation and report writing required. After fighting w my insurance they agreed to cover the 6 hrs of testing, but NOT the additional 16 hrs x200 p/hr which I would need to pay out of pocket. This is money that I really can't afford to pay, so I'm starting to feel very anxious about all of this. Sorry for the wordiness, I promise there's a question here. So my question is: If the diagnosis was already submitted to insurance-wouldn't that imply that the additional amount of testing is unnecessary? Or is that the way it normally goes? Is this in any way similar to what any of the ADHD adults on here have experienced? Should I continue seeing this Dr and just go for it?
I just don't know if this is just my anxiety telling me to run, or if these concerns are legitimate. Any reply is appreciated. I have put so much time and energy into looking for help- This process started in March, I'm tapped out, and I feel so lost.