Medicare Part B-Covered Services
Medicare 2022 will cover a separate visit for a cognitive assessment allowing your health care provider to more thoroughly evaluate cognitive function and help with care planning.
When older adults see their provider for a visit (including their yearly “Wellness” visit) Medicare covers a separate visit with the primary doctor or a specialist to do a full review of cognitive functioning, establish or confirm a diagnosis like dementia, including Alzheimer’s and develop a care plan.
Medicare 2022 Cognitive Testing Coverage
Medicare 2022—3 Things You Need to Know:
1.If a patient shows signs of cognitive impairment at an Annual Wellness Visit or other routine visit, practitioner may perform a more detailed cognitive assessment and develop a care plan
2.The Cognitive Assessment & Care Plan Services (CPT code 99483) typically start with a 50-minute face-to-face visit that includes a detailed history and patient exam, resulting in a written care plan
3.Any clinician eligible to report Evaluation and Management (E/M) services can offer this service, including: physicians (MD and DO), nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants
Vivian Green Korner MA, CDP
Dementia Care Specialist