Cognitive Care Plans

CPT 99483

Diabetes & Cognitive Care Plans

Cognitive Care Plans are common in individuals having Type-2 diabetes mellitus, which is also associated with the increasing age of diabetic patients. As part of our comprehensive approach to diabetes care, Diabetes Testing Centers™ offers turnkey cognitive care plan with over 50 data points to support patients and healthcare providers in delivering high-quality care. 

Mitigate Risks

If your patient shows signs of cognitive impairment during a routine check-up, Medicare covers a separate visit to conduct a more comprehensive assessment of their cognitive function and design an appropriate 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.

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. The enforced isolation during the pandemic has also raised concerns as it may have accelerated or temporarily exacerbated cognitive impairments.

Recognizing the increasing need for cognitive assessments due to the aging U.S. population, CMS has revised payment rates for primary care providers conducting cognitive assessments. As practices embrace these new billing regulations, effectively integrating cognitive evaluations into their workflow while minimizing liability risks requires careful preparation.

Turnkey Service for Providers

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.

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