Therapy Center of Acadiana

For individuals with developmental delays.

Funding Questions

Can Medicaid or Medicare pay for services?

In October of 2013, a federal judge ruled that Louisiana Medicaid must fund ABA therapy. Currently, Louisiana Medicaid has not published any additional information on this type of funding. While TCA will continue to consider accepting Medicaid as a form of reimbursement, we are currently unable to accept Medicaid payments.

If you or your loved one is covered by the LACHIP Affordable Plan, however, funding may be possible. Please, contact Jamie Verret, our Accounts Administrator.

Do other government sources of funding exist?

The Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) is the entry-point for all state run, non-Medicaid funding for our services. OCDD provides many different funding programs based on the individual's needs. TCA works in conjunction with OCDD on a case-by-case basis. We encourage families who are interested in this type of funding to contact the OCDD office at (337) 262-5610 or toll free at (800) 648-1484.

Will private insurance pay for services?

It depends on your coverage. Many insurance plans cover ABA Therapy for children diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's, or Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD-NOS). Some insurance plans cover ABA for other diagnosis. According to Louisiana law, any insurance plan held by a large employer must cover our services.

As a complimentary service, TCA will call your contact your insurance provider to see if our services are covered under your plan. This process general takes 2–7 business days. Prior to this service being rendered, TCA will request a completed "Welcome Packet" as well as a copy of the policyholder's driver's licenses and a copy of the insurance card. Most insurance policies will also require the TCA keeps on file a diagnosis report from the physician who diagnosed the client as well as a signed letter from your physician referring the client to ABA therapy. Having these documents prior to TCA verifying your insurance coverage will help to expedite the process.

If you are interested in services and unsure if you are covered, please contact Jamie Verret, our Accounts Administrator.

Which insurance companies are TCA currently in-network with?

TCA is currently in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Office of Group Benefits, Optum (United Behavioral Health), and Cigna. If your insurance company covers services and we are not currently in-network with your company, TCA may be willing to begin to work towards in-network status for your benefit.

Does TCA have a private pay rate?

TCA does have an out-of-pocket rate for those individuals who are interested. We strive to keep the cost of attending our center as low as possible so that we help as many clients as possible. Please contact Brooke Guidry, our CEO, at (337) 233-1167 for up-to-date rate information.

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