Cognitive Assessments 

& Care Plan

CPT's 96132, 96138, and 99483

Diabetes and Memory

Our Cognitive Assessment is a digital solution for long-term cognitive monitoring. The test takes 5-10 minutes to complete and has been clinically validated to evaluate eight aspects of cognitive function. The evaluation provides normal ranges for age and can be self-administered by the patient. It allows for in-office or remote testing, tracks longitudinal results, and is highly reimbursable by medical payers. 

Also, it is advised that medical providers evaluate a patient's cognitive status before starting medications that are known to impair memory and recall functions (list below).

NOTE: Medicare requires physicians to include a Cognitive Assessment in AWVs for patients 65 and older. 

Cognitive Testing For Baby Boomers

This type of testing shows how well your brain is working. It shows if you have problems with thinking, learning and remembering. If a cognitive test shows that you have a problem, more testing will be needed. Learn more.

Digital Cognitive Assessment

At Diabetes Testing Centers™, we understand the importance of comprehensive assessments for individuals managing diabetes. Our latest innovation takes a unique approach – introducing our digital Cognitive Assessments, a breakthrough solution that requires no hardware, ensuring a hassle-free experience for healthcare providers and patients.

1. Hardware-Free Convenience:

   - Unlike traditional assessments that rely on medical devices, our Cognitive Assessments are entirely cloud-based. Clinics and patients can get started the same day without any delays.

2. Immediate Insights for Better Care:

   - Gain valuable insights into cognitive function without the complexities of traditional testing. Our assessments provide instant results, allowing healthcare providers to make informed decisions promptly.

3. Accessible Anytime, Anywhere:

   - With our web-based platform, access unlimited Cognitive Assessments conveniently from any location. Offer patients flexibility, whether at home or in the clinic.

Why Choose Cognitive Assessments?

Revolutionize your approach to comprehensive diabetes management with our groundbreaking digital Cognitive Assessments. Simplify patient care and integrate cognitive well-being into every patient's journey.!

Click here to schedule a free demonstration and billing insights of our validated digital Cognitive Assessment.

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Type 3  Diabetes & Alzheimer's

Type 3 diabetes is a term that links insulin resistance to neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease. This concept suggests that there is a connection between insulin resistance in the brain and the development of Alzheimer's disease, leading to the term "Type 3 diabetes" being used casually. It's important to note that the term "Type 3 diabetes" is not widely recognized or accepted within the medical community as an official classification of diabetes. The primary types of diabetes recognized by medical professionals are Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetes. Ongoing research explores the potential link between insulin resistance and neurological disorders. 

If your patient shows signs of cognitive impairment during a routine check-up, Medicare covers the Cognitive Assessment during an established visit for the administration and interpretation of the assessment and a separate visit to administer, complete, and design an appropriate Cognitive Care Plan. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have recently modified their reimbursement policies, providing primary care providers with a unique opportunity to address their patients' mental health issues and broaden the range of services offered by performing cognitive assessments.

Type 3 diabetes is a term used by some researchers to describe the theory that insulin resistance and insulin-like growth factor dysfunction in the brain may cause Alzheimer's disease. 

Many treatable conditions such as sleep disorders, mood problems, heavy metal accumulation, as well as lack of movement and social interactions can affect memory and thinking. Standard cognitive assessments are not suited for frequent cognitive evaluations. First, they rely heavily on trained professionals, which is resource consuming. Secondly, standard tests have a limited number of variations that often result in strong practice effects. When an individual takes a test multiple times, they tend to perform better on subsequent attempts due to their familiarity with the format and content of the test. This can limit the usefulness of the test in accurately measuring an individual's abilities or knowledge, as their score may be influenced more by their practice than their actual abilities.

NOTE: It is advised that medical providers evaluate a patient's cognitive status before starting medications that are known to impair memory and recall functions. This can ensure patient safety and facilitate better monitoring of any cognitive changes that may arise during treatment. These medications include psychotropics (antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics), anticholinergics, benzodiazepines, opioids, antiepileptics, corticosteroids, cholinesterase inhibitors, and chemotherapy agents. Conducting these assessments before initiating treatment establishes a baseline for comparison and enables healthcare providers to adjust treatment plans if needed to minimize cognitive side effects.

80% of People with Alzheimer's have Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes

Turnkey Service for Providers

Until now, there has been a gap between primary care providers who can conduct cognitive assessments and patients who require such assessments. Many physicians are often unaware of cognitive impairments in more than 40 percent of their cognitively impaired patients, and studies indicate that most dementia patients have never undergone clinical cognitive evaluations. Diabetes Testing Centers™ recognizes the critical importance of cognitive assessments for individuals with diabetes. As part of our comprehensive approach to diabetes care, we offer turnkey cognitive assessments to support healthcare providers in delivering high-quality care. Here's how Diabetes Testing Centers™ provides these assessments:

1. Incorporating Cognitive Assessments: Our programs are designed to include cognitive assessments as an integral component of diabetes care. We understand that cognitive health is closely linked to diabetes management, and we prioritize the well-being of our patients.

2. Access to Specialized Tools: Diabetes Testing Centers™ provides access to state-of-the-art, evidence-based cognitive assessment tools. These tools are specifically tailored to evaluate cognitive function in individuals with diabetes, helping healthcare providers make informed decisions about patient care.

3. Trained Staff: We offer training and support to healthcare providers to ensure they can administer cognitive assessments accurately. This training helps in the proper administration and interpretation of cognitive assessments, ensuring the most reliable results.

4. Streamlined Process: Diabetes Testing Centers™ offers a turnkey approach, streamlining the cognitive assessment process. This makes it easy for healthcare providers to integrate cognitive assessments into their practice without adding unnecessary complexity.

5. Comprehensive Reporting: We provide detailed and comprehensive reports based on the cognitive assessments. These reports offer insights into a patient's cognitive function, allowing healthcare providers to make informed decisions about care plans and interventions.

6. Patient-Centered Care: Our focus on patient-centered care means that cognitive assessments are performed with the patient's best interests in mind. We aim to improve patient outcomes and overall well-being.

7. Collaboration: We encourage collaboration among healthcare providers and specialists to ensure that cognitive assessments are part of a holistic diabetes management plan. This collaborative approach enhances the effectiveness of cognitive assessments in improving patient care.

8. Continuous Support: Diabetes Testing Centers™ is committed to ongoing support for healthcare providers. We offer assistance with the interpretation of cognitive assessment results and provide resources to help patients maintain and improve their cognitive health.

By providing turnkey cognitive assessments, Diabetes Testing Centers™ empowers healthcare providers to address the cognitive health needs of individuals with diabetes comprehensively. This approach supports the overall well-being of patients and enhances the quality of care in diabetes management.

Poorly controlled blood sugar may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's. This relationship is so strong that some have called Alzheimer's "diabetes of the brain" or "Type 3 Diabetes (T3D)."  

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