BrainCheck Care Empowers Physicians to Deliver Advanced Cognitive Healthcare at Scale, a Much Needed Win for Dementia Patients and Caregivers

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BrainCheck adds clinical decision support and cognitive care management technology to its cognitive assessment platform

Panelists at "BrainCheck Care Launch Party" in Chicago

Dr. Yael Katz, Cheri McEssy, Joseph S. Kass, MD, JD, FAAN, and Dr. David Eagleman celebrate the release of BrainCheck Care.

Physicians now have a full suite of tools to help assess and effectively manage cognitive impairment...

As digital medicine continues to transform patient care, BrainCheck launched its digital, reimbursable cognitive care management technology, BrainCheck Care, at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. This end-to-end solution is the first of its kind and allows physicians to deliver personalized recommendations to help improve outcomes and prolong independence for people with dementia and cognitive impairment. With the addition of cognitive care management technology to BrainCheck’s popular cognitive testing platform, physicians now have a full suite of tools to help assess and effectively manage cognitive impairment, facilitating meaningful conversations with patients and their caregivers.

The digital platform incorporates a wide range of screening tools and streamlined workflows to collect patient and caregiver inputs. By combining these disparate components with its clinical decision support algorithms, BrainCheck Care helps the physician provide a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs.

New dementia research such as the FINGER study demonstrates the benefits of early detection and management, leading to several big changes in the last year. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) updated its practice guideline for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which recommends that physicians use a validated assessment tool in primary care as well as track the patient’s cognitive status once impairment has been diagnosed.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established CPT code 99483, which allows clinicians to be reimbursed for providing care planning services to people with cognitive impairment. And the Alzheimer’s Association created new initiatives to educate doctors about taking a leading role in dementia care.

BrainCheck Care comes on the heels of these changes, providing technology to make it easy for physicians to adhere to the updated guideline, and take advantage of the new reimbursement code and cost savings associated with cognitive care management.

“We help physicians deliver personalized cognitive care at scale and grow their bottom line, providing a win for patients, physicians, and health systems,” said Dr. Yael Katz, co-founder and CEO of BrainCheck. “By making it easy to gather all the required inputs with one simple platform, we are bringing to life the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association to accelerate the adoption of cognitive care planning by physicians.”

To celebrate the release of BrainCheck Care, the company hosted a special launch event on Monday, July 23, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Chicago. BrainCheck co-founder and New York Times bestselling author, Dr. David Eagleman, along with a panel of industry experts, discussed the benefits of providing care planning services to cognitively impaired individuals. Stop by BrainCheck booth #329 to learn how reimbursable cognitive care planning technology can transform the health of your patients and practice.

About BrainCheck
BrainCheck provides rapid, mobile cognitive assessment and decision support technology to physicians, empowering them to deliver high-quality, personalized cognitive health care to patients everywhere and get reimbursed. This helps patients live better and safer lives at home, decreases caregiver frustration, and saves health systems trillions. Founded in 2015 by neuroscientists and technologists Dr. David Eagleman (Baylor College of Medicine / Stanford) and Dr. Yael Katz, BrainCheck helps lessen the human and economic toll of cognitive impairment and dementia through its interactive cognitive assessment and care management technology. BrainCheck is used in over 50 clinical practices and by 40,000 people around the world to detect cognitive changes early and enable patients, caregivers, and clinicians to work together to implement personalized recommendations to preserve brain health and functional independence. BrainCheck enables physicians to get paid for cognitive care management (via Medicare reimbursement) and simultaneously reduces healthcare costs by keeping patients healthy, safe, and out of the hospital.

BrainCheck was recognized at the 2018 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting with the first place award for Innovation, for providing a much-needed and promising solution to the “silver tsunami.”

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