Frequently Asked Questions
Sage offers expert pediatric speech therapy in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

How do I know when my child needs a Speech-Language evaluation?

We provide Free Consultations about speech therapy by phone! If you have concerns regarding your child’s speech and/or language development we recommend that you call us.  Early intervention is the key to success, it is never too early for specialized intervention! You may have concerns regarding your child’s ability to be understood by peers and adults, talk like their peers, use speech sounds correctly, express themselves easily and clearly, understand directions and questions, engage with peers, develop pretend play skills, and be successful in the classroom.

What does a Speech-Language evaluation entail?

Once you have completed the registration steps, we will schedule a convenient time for your child’s evaluation, either at home or at school.

What does a Speech-Language screening entail?

Speech-Language Screenings take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete using a standardized screening protocol.  Screenings are designed to identify children who may be in need of further evaluation.  We typically provide screenings for schools and to the public during the month of August and September.  If you are interested in a screening, please contact us directly at 404-245-7981.

Common questions about Insurance for Speech Therapy

1. Do we need a referral from our physician to come to Sage Speech for services?

Sage Speech does not require you to have a medical doctors’ referal for services.  If you would like services billed to an insurance company, it is necessary that you get one.  Most clients are able to obtain one within 24-48 hours from their doctors office.

Insurance companies differ regarding the need to obtain preauthorization for services, the number of visits they will cover in a given time period, and whether they require periodic re-evaluations. The client/parent is responsible for keeping track of these requirements. While Sage Speech can help you make insurance inquiries, we are not responsible for keeping track of this information. 

2. When do I need to pay for my child’s services?

Clients are billed at the beginning of each month and have 2 weeks from invoice date to pay for services.  We accept cash, credit cards, and checks.  Many clients elect to use their Health Savings Accounts for services.  This requires that you contact your HSA/FSA directly.  You are ultimately responsible for all account balances and fee’s for service. 

3. Will you bill my insurance company automatically?

Once it is established that your insurance company will provide out of network reimbursement, we will bill your insurance company free of charge for the duration of your speech therapy coverage.  Many insurance companies provide an average of 30 visits per year.  After your visits have been used, it is up to you to request additional visits or to continue to submit your invoices for reimbursement.  We will provide you with any paperwork your insurance company requests. 

4. My insurance company said that they would pay. Can they pay you directly and I only pay the copay/coinsurance?

Unfortunately, due to nonpayment from a number of insurance companies we are unable to wait for your insurance payments. We will submit your monthly invoices to your insurance company and work hard to advocate for your reimbursement.  Most insurance companies take 60 days to pay claims.  You are responsible for timely payment of all account balances.  We appreciate your understanding.

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Dunwoody,GA 30338

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