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A scientifically-validated online cognitive assessment platform used by physiotherapists and concussion specialists to accurately measure cognitive function

Whether you are dealing with athletic groups to gather validated baselines,
or working with patients who have suffered a concussion or injury, CBS Health
can be used to easily obtain objective measures of cognitive function that can
help inform treatment and improve patient care.

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Physiotherapists Assess Cognitive Function to Help Concussion Patients and Athletes Reach Their Goals

Cognition is a key part of patient health. Physiotherapists treat disorders that have a direct effect on the brain, such as concussions and strokes, but any injury or source of pain can have profound effects on brain health. That is why physiotherapists use CBS Health to measure the areas of cognition that affect quality of life.

Therapists working with brain injuries know that validated cognitive assessments are an important part of an evidence-based approach to rehabilitation. However, any serious injury or disability has cognitive consequences—pain, stress, time off work, and lack of physical activity can all have profound effects on the brain, so it is crucial to track brain health during assessment, recovery, and follow up.

Sport physiotherapists have reason to measure cognition as well. Helping patients live up to their full potential is not purely physical—athletic performance involves the brain as much as the body. With CBS Health, clients will know the precise areas where they are strongest, and where work is needed. Whether recovering from an injury or optimizing performance in healthy clients, measuring cognition can demonstrate that your work is having a real effect on a client’s ability to make fast, accurate decisions.

CBS Health is a web-based platform that uses cognitive tasks to quantify a patient’s brain health, identify deficits associated with injury, pain disease, or age, and track recovery as treatment progresses, whether you are treating patients in person or via a telehealth program. Physiotherapists use CBS to help patients of all ages reach their physical and cognitive goals.

Why Physiotherapists Use CBS Health to Objectively Measure Cognitive Function

Improve Concussion Rehabilitation, Optimize Sport Performance, or Highlight the Link Between Brain Health and Body Health

  • Validate Patient Symptoms, Complement Diagnosis, and Identify Areas of Need

    Take an evidence-based approach to rehabilitation with scientifically-validated assessments. CBS Health complements physical tests and clinical observation with a quick and objective measure of the cognitive domains key to quality of life, such as memory, reasoning, verbal ability, and concentration. Whether you are involved in a return-to-work scenario resulting from an injury, or collecting consistent measures of cognitive function throughout the sports year in school, CBS Health makes it easy.

  • Track the Long-Term Impact of Therapeutic Interventions

    Rehabilitation leads to better brain function, but recovery can take time. Show patients a brain health report that highlights deficits, guides rehabilitation, and reveals the positive effects of treatments. Take a baseline assessment in-clinic, then evaluate progress long-term—CBS Health assessments can be completed in the comfort of a patient’s home.

  • Get a Comprehensive View of Brain Health With Integrated Mental Health Assessments

    Mental illness is closely linked with the injuries, pain, and chronic conditions that physiotherapists see every day. CBS Health enables you to easily collect self-report mental health data, like measuring depression and anxiety symptoms using the PHQ-9 and GAD-7. Measure and compare the full impact of recovery and optimization across key mental health markers.

Save Time and Increase Convenience In Your Physiotherapy Practice

  • Modernize Your Physiotherapy With Telehealth Options

    Send scientifically-validated assessments by email to reach patients before, during, and after treatment. Develop long-term relationships with patients and collect data on success, automatically—perfect for marketing your services.

  • Easily Add Cognitive Assessments to Any Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, or Vocational Counseling Program

    Self-guided cognitive testing from CBS Health requires no specialized training to administer, and can easily add value to existing programs, or be sold as an additional service.

  • Get Brain Insights As Fast as Possible

    A traditional neuropsychological evaluation can take multiple hours. CBS Health cognitive task takes only a few minutes each, and patients are instantly compared to a massive normative database. Powerful reports can be shared with patients and colleagues, or determine the need for further evaluations.

Increase Revenue for Your Sports Medicine Practice

Add Cognitive Assessments as a New Service

Use CBS Health to add new services and reach new patients. Some physiotherapists receive payment directly for services such as:

  • Add-ons to existing programs, including but not limited to brain injury rehabilitation, capacity evaluations, and sports medicine programs.
  • Introduce new services, such as preventive or lifestyle optimization follow-up services—for example, yearly check-ins designed to assess and optimize cognition and mental health—by setting up schedules that automate data collection on a schedule you define.
  • Introduce telehealth assessment services that can reach new patients outside your geographical region.

Incorporate Reimbursable Assessments

The administration and interpretation of cognitive assessments is covered by many insurance providers (for instance, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Aetna, United and a variety of others, subject to the terms of the CBS Health Reimbursement Guide).

  • Reimbursable under CPT codes related to neuropsychological assessments when administered by qualified professionals or technicians.
  • CBS Health has been used to complement other assessments you may be conducting to prove necessity of treatment, which may sometimes be required to gain reimbursement for your standard procedures.
Learn more about reimbursement for CBS Health assessments

Reduce Unnecessary Spending

Cognitive data from CBS Health can be gained quickly and efficiently, saving time and money in areas such as:

  • Screening to determine the need for additional, costly tests, such as full neuropsychological batteries; with more data at your disposal, you can stop spending time and money on dead ends.
  • Reduce staff hours spent on manually scoring tests and entering information into databases.
  • Automated cognitive assessments can reduce spending on areas related to keeping in touch with patients, such as staff hours devoted to regular contact with long-term patients and other marketing tasks.

CBS Health Makes it Easy for Physiotherapists to Assess Cognitive Capacity

Injuries, pain, and disabilities are closely linked with cognitive deficits. CBS Health allows physiotherapists and sports medicine specialists to quantify those deficits and track recovery. Any patient with acute, chronic, or evolving impairment in cognition—or at risk for such impairments due to injuries or health conditions—can benefit from regular assessment of cognitive function.

Insightful Cognition Reports in Less Than 15 Minutes

Reports are powerful, yet simple and easy to read, allowing you to instantly share results with your patient without extra modifications or explanations.

A customized assessment can take 15 minutes or less, and results are generated instantly—no manual scoring required.

Stay on top of important trends in your patient’s capacity over time.

Review your patient’s percentile rank relative to others of the same age group and gender using our proprietary normative database, made up of more than 75,000 individuals.

A validity indicator and meaningful change calculation help interpret results and explain them to your patient.

Link results with subjective patient difficulties to turn “brain fog” into specific deficits that can be discussed and measured.

Engage Patients With a Low-Pressure, Fun, Gamified Assessment Experience

Patients can be intimidated by long, rigid assessments—especially if they have already gone through physical health assessments, or are suffering from mental or physical health ailments. CBS Health assessments are designed to ease patients into the tasks with a quick, game-like experience that removes the pressure.

Send links via email to allow your patients to complete assessments in the comfort of their own homes.

Self-guided interactive task tutorials help ensure your patients quickly get up to speed on task instructions.

Easily customize assessments for specific patient groups—like shortening the battery, turning off sound, or adding practice rounds—to create the targeted patient experience you want.

Measure Subjective Symptoms Alongside Objective Measures of Cognition

Patients often report brain-related symptoms associated with physical injuries or disabilities, such as difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, or brain fog—and these reports are valuable sources of information in a physiotherapist’s toolkit. CBS Health provides objective, continuous measures of cognitive performance that can be used to objectively verify these symptoms, or ease patients’ worries by verifying they are within a normal range. As treatment progresses, patients can see objective evidence of improvement in the areas where they have struggled, and be reassured that as physical health improves, so does brain health.

CBS Health also includes formal self-report assessments and other questionnaires right within the platform. For example, use the PHQ-9 to measure depressive symptoms, and the GAD-7 to assess symptoms of anxiety. Include any combination of measures within the same seamless patient protocol, then view a comprehensive report with mental health and cognitive performance measures side by side.

Easy to Get Up and Running, Easy to Administer—No Special Hardware or Software Required

Cloud-based & secure, meeting or exceeding HIPAA industry standards.

Support for modern desktop browsers and tablets. Tasks can be completed using common inputs like touch, mouse, or trackpad devices.

Friendly one-on-one support to help you integrate CBS Health into your practice and make the most of its powerful features.

Speak to a member of the CBS team to explore if CBS Health is right for your physiotherapy practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can patients take CBS Health assessments multiple times?

Who are patients being compared to in percentile scores?

Can CBS Health enable tele-rehabiltion virtual care by sending assessments remotely?

Are CBS Health tasks valid and reliable?

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