Anne Edgar, Ph.D. received her doctorate in school psychology with a subspecialty in neuropsychology from Columbia University. She also holds a masters degree in elementary education and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.
Dr. Edgar has trained and worked as a pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice, clinic and hospital settings, including New York University Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center in New York, and Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston. Her research has focused on the effects of early focal brain injury on the development of language and other cognitive abilities in children.
Prior to becoming a neuropsychologist, Dr. Edgar worked as an elementary school teacher and as a tutor for children with learning difficulties. Dr. Edgar is a licensed psychologist and certified health service provider.
Dr. Edgar provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments of preschool and school-aged children. Evaluations include a profile of cognitive strengths and deficits, diagnostic clarification, and recommendations for treatment planning. Appropriate referral issues include: learning disabilities, deficits in attention, Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger Syndrome), and specific cognitive deficits secondary to medical illness and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Edgar is a participating provider in the following health plan networks: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health (UBH), Harvard Pilgrim (UBH-Pacificare), Beacon Health Strategies-Commercial & GIC Plans, and Coventry/First Health. 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. Edgar is available two days a week in the Weymouth office.
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