Getting Started

 
Referrals
We are currently accepting new clients. Patients and families are welcome to give us a call directly or have their physician send us a referral. 
Physicians and providers can fax referrals directly to 1-844-579-0089. Once a referral is received, we will contact the patient to conduct the intake and set up the initial appointment. ​The results of the evaluation and the plan of care will be shared with the PCP. We thank you for your referrals and look forward to collaborating with you and your team to provide our community with high-quality care. 
Insurance and Billing

We currently are in-network providers for speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy with the following insurance groups:

Medicare Part B Providers • Anthem • TriCare 

We are constantly adding new insurance companies to the list, so be sure to inquire if you do not see yours! We also offer affordable private pay options and support for seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Contact us today to discuss your concerns, have your questions answered, and receive guidance on the next best steps for you or your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

WHAT IS A FEES?


Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing is an instrumental diagnostics assessment utilized to assess the safety and efficiency of the pharyngeal stage of swallowing with a small camera that is passed through the nose and into the pharynx. Patients are administered a variety of foods and liquids that are dyed with food coloring to delineate from secretions and bolus trials to allow the SLP to clearly view swallow function and to assess patient for symptoms related to dysphagia diagnoses.




WILL TELETHERAPY WORK FOR VOICE PATIENTS?


Of course! We offer voice therapy sessions via teletherapy with a strong focus on independent home exercise programs and evidence-based treatments.




DO YOU DO ANY CONTRACT THERAPY?


Yes! One of the things we offer is contract speech services to home health, nursing homes, assisted livings, hospitals, doctors offices, or schools.




DO YOU OFFER ANY CONSULTING OR EDUCATION FOR GROUPS?


Yes! We would love to talk to you! We have done in-services at nursing homes and lead discussions for support groups.




CAN YOU HELP ME WITH MY MOM’S DEMENTIA?


Dementia impacts both the patient and the patient’s caregivers. We offer treatment plans focused on optimizing the health and quality of life of both parties.




ARE YOU OPEN MINDED TO EVERYONE?


Yes. We at Elite believe that every person is unique and entitled to their own beliefs and way of life. We support YOU, and as health care providers, we support our calling to do our best to help you to be the best you.




DO YOU TAKE INSURANCE?


We are Medicare Part B providers and In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. For all other insurances, we are out of network at this time; however, we offer affordable private pay rates. Please note we can offer a superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. **Please note that we cannot treat individuals with Medicare or Medicaid as self-pay with a few exceptions.




DO YOU OFFER ANY GROUP SESSIONS FOR KIDS?


Yes! Throughout the year we offer small group sessions focused on improving language and literacy skills. This can include yoga classes, themed classes, or mommy and me classes! Watch our Facebook page to more information!




DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE?


Yes. Laura has done extensive voice and swallow therapy with individuals with Parkinson’s disease. We offer specialized programs for voice, swallow, speech and cognition.




WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?


For medical speech pathology services, our specialized clinic is located at2137 William St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. We also offer mobile, at-home therapy services in Cape Girardeau county for Medicare Part B. Additionally, we offer teletherapy! For mobile FEES contracts, we come to your facility and provide the service!




WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU ADD HOLISTIC APPROACHES?


We believe that health encompasses an entire entity. For example, a voice patient may have tension in their neck and shoulder or anxiety contributing to their voice issue. We believe it's important to address emotional, physical, and mental well-being to achieve the best results.




MY HUSBAND HAS PROBLEM SWALLOWING AND IS ON A DIFFERENT DIET TEXTURE, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO COOK. CAN YOU HELP ME?


If a patient requires an altered diet for safety, part of our dysphagia treatment includes caregiver education and support to help you to know what foods to purchase and how to cook them to help your loved one enjoy their food in the safest way.