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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Where do you provide services?

We provide in-home services to clients across the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our therapists are licensed in both Kansas and Missouri. We are considered a mobile outpatient service.

What insurance companies are you in-network with? Will you be adding insurance groups in the future?

We accept Medicare. For all other insurances, we are considered an out-of-network provider. We provide clients with a superbill as a statement of services that can be submitted for reimbursement. We recommend you contact your insurance provider prior to beginning services to check your personal benefits.

Do you require an evaluation to begin services?

If you, your child, or your loved one has had a recent evaluation in an area of concern, we may be able to use the findings from that evaluation to guide our treatment planning. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. 

Pediatric Services

If my child receives services through their school or Missouri First Steps, should we still do private speech, feeding, or swallowing therapy?

Many children will benefit from additional one-on-one private therapy services. At Speech & Swallowing Speciliatists of KC, we provide services in-home and dedicate time to parent coaching to help children make the most gains as efficiently as possible. 

Concierge FEES

What is a "Concierge FEES?"

Concierge means that the experts come to you at your convenience. FEES stands for "Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing."

My doctor recommended a "swallow study." Would a Concierge FEES count?

Yes. A FEES is a type of swallow study that gives you objective, real-time information about how you swallow. 

But my doctor recommended a "modified barium swallow" or "video swallow." Is that the same as a Concierge FEES?

There are differences between the two studies, however FEES is just as accurate at identifying your choking risk as a video swallow, all without needing a trip to the doctor's office.

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