Dr. Burns received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her predoctoral internship and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider.
Dr. Burns provides neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents (ages 5-18) and young adults with developmental concerns. She specializes in the assessment of children with varied developmental concerns, such as ADHD, learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, reading disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s Disorder, medical illnesses (e.g., seizures, brain tumors), traumatic brain injury/concussion, and psychiatric disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression).
Dr. Burns is a participating provider in the following health plan networks: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health (UBH), Harvard Pilgrim (UBH-Pacificare) and Beacon Health Strategies. For all other networks, payment is expected at the time of service. Some networks may provide partial coverage for her services on an out of network basis.
Coverage for neuropsychological evaluations can vary substantially by case and by health plan. While initial consultations are generally covered by health plans, costs for the evaluation can only be determined after initial consultation and are based on the medical policy of the health plans, pre-authorization requirements, and the specific details of the case. Detailed cost information will be provided at that time.
Insurance Networks and School Districts
For many neuropsychological evaluations, the evaluation may be done in part for educational purposes, and in these cases, portions of the evaluation are not covered by any health plan for any provider. The portion of an evaluation that is uncovered by a health plan will be the responsibility of the patient or their parent.
Although we do not accept the Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission rates, many school districts hire our neuropsychologists to provide evaluations for them or approve payment at our rates for independent evaluations.
Dr. Burns is available in our Lexington office.
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