Many insurance plans cover genetic counseling services. Your insurance policy and the reason for your visit will determine whether or not genetic services will be covered.
It is your responsibility, as the patient, to check with your carrier to determine if these services are covered under your plan. Failure to do so may result in a denial or reduction of insurance coverage. To determine coverage, you should contact your insurance company by calling the customer service phone number listed on your insurance card.
If your insurance company asks for a specific ICD-9 (diagnosis), and/or CPT (procedural) code, please contact us and we can provide you with some verification information prior to your upcoming appointment. If this service is not a covered benefit, we will provide a discount when the fee is paid on the day of service. Your insurance card is needed at the time of your appointment.
A genetic consultation does not automatically mean that you will have genetic testing. If it is determined that there is testing available and appropriate for your history, this will be reviewed with you during your consultation. The cost of genetic testing varies; our genetic counselors will work with you, your insurance company and the laboratory to determine the cost of testing. The cost of testing will be determined after your initial genetic counseling session. Genetic testing is billed separately form the office visit.