Funding resources for
We believe the TextSpeak is the most affordable
Generating Device available today. In
fact, in many cases we provide pricing reduced by
800%-1000%....or more than $5000, over competitive solutions.
do I purchase?
have developed the TextSpeak series of products with the
expectation that they will be purchased directly from our
customers... so we have maintained the most affordable
prices possible. Payment is normally arranged from Purchase
Orders, pre-payment, check or credit-card. We offer a
30 day return policy period for you to evaluate and be sure
you are sure we offer you the best solution.
TextSpeak Keyboards are considered
"Durable Medical Equipment" (DME) in the category "Speech
Generating Device" (SGD). Most insurance companies
qualify TextSpeak products for medical insurance coverage,
both private and Medicare under
offers 80% to 100% coverage and can reimburse you for
payments made to own a TextSpeak product. If you have
private insurance, please contact your insurance provider.
They will offer guidelines to help you understand how they
can reimburse you for costs you have paid.
insurance coverage for SGD requires a doctors
In addition, most
insurance companies will ask for the "HCPCS"
qualifying medical device code when filing your claim.
type of Medical Device is a TextSpeak TS-04 Keyboard?
Series is a "Speech Generating
category of device is identified as:
/ CPT Code E-2508
E2508 - SPEECH
GENERATING DEVICE, SYNTHESIZED SPEECH, REQUIRING MESSAGE
FORMULATION BY SPELLING AND ACCESS BY PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH
price of TextSpeak products fall well below the $1000
maximum offered by some insurance programs... so in many
cases TextSpeak products would be fully paid for.
coverage may require steps involving your doctor, speech
pathologist and insurance provider. A typical example for
funding options is here.
In another example, a simple online search with
the insurance company name "CIGNA"
and product code "E2508" offers this
result . If you would like to search online to
learn about your specific coverage, a good start would be to
type the name of your insurance provider, the term AAC
Coverage and/or the term "E2508"
suggest you contact your insurance provider and ask for
their reimbursement policy on "Speech Generating
Devices", category E-2508. Explain that you will be purchasing
with a credit card and would like to know if
pre-authorization can be arranged. Also ask if
pre-authorization is required prior to
receiving the product from us. If so, wait for
authorization, then place your online order.
some cases insurance providers will offer to pay the product
supplier directly. In this case your insurance company will
need to fax us a shipment purchase order with payment
approval authorization for a particular model, your coverage
ID, contact information and documentation that includes
shipping and address instructions. We can then contact you
to verify shipment and place your order.
Medicare the patient will need to have a formal evaluation of their cognitive and
communication abilities by a speech-language
pathologist (SLP). Details of the required written
evaluation are below.
An informative links
on Medicare more
Medicare is the nation’s largest health insurance
program, giving coverage to people aged 65 years or
older, disabled people receiving Social Security
Disability Insurance (SSDI), and people with End-Stage
Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with
dialysis or a transplant).