Society Letters

Cognitive Specialty Coalition Letter to Cigna

October 02, 2019

To: Scott Josephs, MD—Chief Medical Officer, Cigna

"...The expertise of the cognitive specialist is often cost-saving to the insurance carrier, as they can diagnose and treat the condition without ordering unnecessary tests or treatments. For many cognitive specialists, appropriate valuation of the consultation code is the only means by which the expense of their additional specialty training is recognized/reimbursed. Failing to acknowledge the difference in work between a consultation and a simpler new patient evaluation is misguided, inappropriate and will predictably limit access to providers willing to consult on complex cases..."

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