Neighborhood encourages clinicians to conduct an assessment of and provide care planning for INTEGRITY members who may have a cognitive impairment. Services can be billed under CPT code 99483. This would include cognition-focused evaluation, medical decision making, functional assessment, standardized tests for dementia as well as medication review.
If you find that your patient does have a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we are here to help. Our care managers can help members understand their condition and assist them in care coordination and the facilitation of resources. We also have caregiver support programs available.
To find out more information about conducting a Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning, please refer to the Alzheimer’s Association Cognitive Assessment and Care Planning Services Recommendations and Tools which can be found here, https://www.alz.org/careplanning/downloads/cms-consensus.pdf.