Center for Optimal Brain Health Forensic Policies
Evaluations that are performed in a legal context often demand special treatment. Since it would be considered unethical to bill a third-party-payer for neuropsychological examinations intended for legal or employment purposes, the referring attorney or other source are usually billed directly at standard clinical rates.
Testimony (depositions and court appearances) is priced at a higher rate to compensate for its intense nature and preparation needs. Otherwise, billing for forensic services is consistent with usual and customary billing practices when seeing private-pay patients.
Advance payment may be requested before an evaluation is conducted. Cases that are expected to involve multiple dates of service may also require sufficient money to satisfy all of the anticipated charges until the conclusion of the case.