Online Therapy

Your therapist’s face pops up on the screen, and therapy as you know it has changed forever. Telehealth Online Therapy is here!

Schedule a time to talk with us to find out if Online Therapy is a good fit for your child using the button below

In light of drastic changes in our world today, getting out and about may become more limited for many families, impacting the ability to receive important therapeutic intervention. That is where a new means of providing therapy, telehealth online therapy, comes to the rescue. Your child can receive therapeutic services from their current treatment providers without ever having to leave the house! Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! Advancements in technology now allow treatment providers to visit you electronically.

What is Telehealth Online Therapy:
Telehealth is therapeutic evaluation and intervention provided through telecommunication and information technologies. In other words, it’s your therapist, accessible on your computer, phone, or tablet, from wherever you are! 
Why should I try Telehealth Online Therapy?
  • Parent Education - Use of telehealth allows for parents to be more candid with their descriptions of challenges throughout their day, and provide the therapist a real life image of what life looks like for each child. Having your therapist on the screen with you, we have a greater ability to educate you as the parent in treatment methods and strategies to further progress with your child. We also will have increased time and attention dedicated to each parent’s specific questions and needs without distraction or interruption, so we can teach you what we know!
  • Equipment - Telehealth allows the therapist to see the environment in which your child spends most of their time. A peek at the surroundings through intervention via telehealth gives the therapist (and you as the parent!) more feasible and realistic strategies for therapy carry-over at home, with supplies in your home. You don’t need fancy swings and expensive games to progress development, we’ll help you find items already in your home that work just as well!
  • Home Modifications - When a therapist is able to see your child interacting with their favorite toys, playing in their favorite rooms, or going through their routine at home, we get a better understanding of what adjustments to the environment can be made to improve performance within each area. Your therapist will be able to suggest moving a distracting item to the other side of the room, adding a step below your child’s feet at the table, or modifying the amount of light/sound in a room during specific tasks to increase independence within the home!
  • Home Exercise Programming - As a therapist, it is our job to give you ideas of how to “practice” skills at home, but we can much more accurately do this part of our job when we see the child’s home and abilities within the home. Giving your therapist a snapshot of your day via technology allows us to assign you more feasible activities to do within your existing home program.
  • Get up and Move - Kids are not always great at occupying their own time. Therapy provided via telehealth can provide an opportunity for your child to get up and move within the home, as directed by their therapist. On slow or inactive days, a visit from your therapist via your screen may be the perfect way to stay active, occupied, and healthy!
  • Routine Management - Technology advancements now allow for your therapist to walk through a routine you and your child go through each day (getting dressed, packing up and going to school, teeth brushing, meal time, etc.). With your therapist inside your screen, we can provide information/tips for how to more easily manage the routines that are causing you trouble, without getting in your way!
  • From the Comforts of Home - With telehealth intervention, your therapist can provide intervention without the stress of having to pack up the kids, drive to the clinic, unload the family, send off your kiddo and figure out how to entertain your other children for the hour. What a relief! You can get your child much needed intervention without leaving your couch! How convenient is that?!
For more information on how telehealth can become a reality for your family, please email info@bdiplayhouse.com or schedule a phone call using the link below.

    Calling your insurance to request coverage for this service

    We need you to call your insurance and verify that telehealth will be covered. Why do you need to call? Because you are the customer of the insurance company and they will listen to you far more closely than they will listen to us. Also, we will need your documentation of that call to help claims get paid. 

    If the representative tells you that telehealth is not covered under your plan... Do not take no for an answer!  Ask to speak to someone who has the ability to authorize an exception based on the fact that...
    A- Your child's services have been confirmed as medically necessary and since the CDC is advising social distancing or even quarantine (if that is true for your family based on your child's circumstances or based on one of your family member's circumstances) your child will need to receive those services from home via "Synchronous video conferencing" (which is the insurance's term for a live video call). 
    B- Your provider is ready to provide this with a HIPAA compliant platform (it will protect your privacy).
    C- Your child will likely regress if services are not provided and will need MORE services later if they don't approve this now.
    D- We will bill with the same codes we would typically bill with for therapy (the representative can look up a past claim if you were previously receiving services, or we can provide those codes if you need them), but a "GT modifier" would be attached to the line of service and a "02 place of service code" will be used. The representative should know what this means, but these are the details on the claim that indicate that your child received the services from home via "Synchronous video conferencing." 

    Please be sure to write down:
    1-Name of person you spoke with
    2-Date and time of the call
    3-Reference number for the call if they have one they can give you
    4-Details of their response including an authorization number if a specific authorization has been entered

    Then send that information to office@bdiplayhouse.com and someone will contact you to go over that information with you and schedule an appointment.

    Schedule a time to talk with us to find out if Online Therapy is a good fit for your child using the button below

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