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A scientifically-validated online cognitive assessment used by psychiatrists to accurately measure brain function

Easily assess and monitor potential cognitive deficits resulting from psychiatric disorders,
allowing you to improve patient care and drive revenue. Whether you run a solo or
multi-clinic psychiatry practice, CBS Health is for you—book a demo to learn more.

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Cognition is Closely Linked With Mental Health

Mental, emotional, and behavioural disorders have cognitive consequences. From complaints of brain fog to scientifically-proven deficits, a loss of cognitive clarity can make a patient’s recovery even more difficult, leading to a downward spiral.

CBS Health quantifies a patient’s brain health, allowing psychiatrists to identify deficits associated with psychiatric disorders, guide treatment decisions, and track recovery as care progresses.

For example, individuals who suffer from anxiety tend to score lower in CBS Health short-term memory tasks, like Spatial Span and Paired Associates. Depression can have far-reaching effects on cognition, resulting in impairments that have real-life consequences, such as the planning abilities measured by the Spatial Planning task.

Therapy and medication that treat mental health conditions may help recover cognitive function as well—that is why it is crucial for psychiatrists to measure cognition to validate symptoms, plan treatments, and measure key outcomes that affect quality of life. CBS Health helps you accomplish these goals, with patients of any age, whether you see them in person or are offering psychiatric services via telehealth.

Why Psychiatrists Use CBS Health to Objectively
Measure Cognitive Function

Improve Patient Care

  • Aid in Diagnosis and Validate Patient Symptoms

    Collect quantified and objective measures of cognitive performance to complement other assessments and aid in the diagnosis of mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD and more. Put numbers to patients’ subjective symptoms by quickly measuring the cognitive domains key to their quality of life, such as memory, reasoning, verbal ability, and concentration.

  • Track the Impact of Medication, Therapy, and Other Treatments

    Validate that interventions such as medication, psychotherapy and other treatments are having the desired effects, or detect early signs of decline in impaired or aging populations to get ahead of the problem. Complement existing testing to gain a complete and confident picture of a patient’s brain health over time.

  • Measure Mental Health Alongside Cognition

    Mental health and cognitive performance are closely linked. Easily collect self-report questionnaire data, like the PHQ-9, GAD-7, and ASRS, alongside cognition to gain data on how they change together. Get a baseline to assist in diagnosis, then measure the full impact of treatments and show patients progress on easy-to-read reports.

Increase Convenience and Save Valuable Time

  • Modernize Your Practice and Enable Telepsychiatry

    Send assessments by email to save in-clinic time, without sacrificing validity—CBS Health cognitive tasks are based on decades of scientific research, and there are minimal differences between in-person and remotely-administered assessments.

  • Reduce Manual Effort

    Clinicians and administrative staff save time and effort by automating tasks, such as sending regular scheduled assessments, maintaining and storing data, scoring and interpreting results, and finding patient reports.

  • Get Faster Insights

    Each cognitive task takes only a few minutes, and reports comparing your patient’s performance to a normative database are generated immediately. Reports are powerful, yet easy to understand, and can be shared with patients directly.

Increase Your Psychiatry Practice’s Revenue

Incorporate Reimbursable Assessments

The administration and interpretation of assessments is covered by insurance providers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, Aetna, United, and others, subject to the terms of the CBS Health Reimbursement Guide.

  • Reimbursable under CPT codes related to neuropsychological assessments by many insurance providers.
  • Improve psychiatric treatment with no additional cost to the patient and potential revenue generation for the practice.
Learn more about reimbursement for CBS Health assessments

Add New Services

Use CBS Health to add services that benefit patients. Some psychiatrists receive payment directly for services such as:

  • Preventive services, such as yearly check-ins that assess cognition and mental health.
  • Telemental health services, such as listing your services in portals that connect patients from all over the country with psychiatrists, easily enabled with CBS Health's remote assessment capabilities.

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 or genetic testing. With more data at your disposal, you can stop spending time and money on dead ends.
  • 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.

CBS Health Makes it Easy for Psychiatrists
to Assess Cognition

Psychiatric disorders often lead to cognitive deficits. CBS Health allows psychiatrists to quantify those deficits and track recovery. Any patient with acute, chronic, or evolving impairment in cognition—or at risk for such impairments—can benefit from regular assessment of cognitive function.

Insightful Patient 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 cognition over time.

Review your patients percentile rank relative to others of the same age group (ages 6+) and gender using our proprietary normative database, made up of more than 75,000 individuals.

Validity and meaningful change indicators 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.

Improve Patient Treatment With a Low-Pressure, Engaging, Gamified Assessment Experience

Patients can be intimidated by rigid assessments—especially if they are already suffering from anxiety or other mental health difficulties. 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.

Start with self-guided interactive task tutorials that 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.

Gather Objective and Subjective Brain Health Data With One Seamless Protocol

Mental health assessments, and tests of mental status, are valuable sources of information in a psychiatrist’s toolkit. However, many assessments are subjective, relying on self-report, or they are designed for a specific purpose, such as screening for severe impairment. CBS Health provides objective, continuous measures of cognitive performance that can be used to assess brain health in healthy patients, severely impaired patients, and everybody in between.

CBS Health also includes built-in self-report assessments and other questionnaires, like the PHQ-9 for depression, GAD-7 for anxiety, and ASRS for ADHD, to collect all types of data with one seamless protocol, view measures side by side, track changes over time, and determine how improvements in mental health lead to objective improvements in the areas of cognition that are key to quality of life.

Easy to Get Up and Running, Easy to Administer,
With 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 psychiatry practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can CBS Health diagnose psychiatric disorders?

Can patients take CBS Health assessments multiple times?

Who are patients being compared to in percentile scores?

Can CBS Health be used with pediatric or geriatric populations?

Which CBS Health tasks are most closely related with anxiety?

Which CBS Health tasks are most closely related with depression?

Can CBS Health assessments be sent by email as part of a telepsychiatry program?

Are CBS Health tasks valid and reliable?

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