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4 Steps to Take When Your Insurance Won't Cover Aphasia Therapy

If your insurance company is refusing to pay for your aphasia therapy, here are some steps you can take to get the coverage you need:

  1. Work with your speech therapist to make sure they are documenting your progress. This will help you show the insurance company that you are making improvement and that the therapy is necessary.

  2. Ask your therapist what you can do at home to continue your progress. This will help demonstrate to the insurance company that you are committed to improving your speech and that the therapy is making a difference.

  3. Argue with your insurance company. Sometimes, the squeaky wheel really does get the oil, and if you make a strong case for why you need the therapy, the insurance company may reconsider their decision.

  4. If you can't get any more speech therapy through your insurance, look for free resources. There are many organizations, such as the Aphasia Recovery Connection and Speech Recovery Pathways, that offer free aphasia programs and support.

Remember, you don't have to go through this alone. There are resources and support available to help you get the therapy you need.

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