MEDICARE INCREASES PAYMENT FOR COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT AS OF 01/01/2021
Did you know that Medicare reimburses providers for a separate visit to complete cognitive assessments when conducted in the office or via telehealth?
- Any clinician eligible to report E&M including physicians (MD and DO), nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants.
- Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services (CPT code 99483) Start with a 50-minute face-to-face visit that includes a detailed history and patient exam.
- Establish a written care plan for the patient that addresses neuropsychiatric and neurocognitive symptoms, functional limitations and referrals to community resources.