Understanding the mind through Neuropsychological Assessment

Frequently asked questions

Payment Questions

Does Boulder Neuro accept Medicaid and Medicare?

Yes, we accept Medicare and Colorado Medicaid. The insurance we accept includes:

  • Medicare
  • Colorado Medicaid
  • Optum (United Healthcare)
  • Aetna
  • Tricare
  • UMR

Will insurance cover the cost of my evaluation?

In many cases, the answer is yes. We now accept Optum and UnitedHealthcare, including Medicare Advantage plans through either provider. We can also provide a super bill upon completion of your services which can often be partially or fully reimbursed by your insurer or count toward your annual deductible. 

What if Boulder Neuro doesn’t take my insurance?

While we plan to accept most insurance providers in the near future, we are not an in-network provider for all healthcare companies. However, we are able to provide what is called a “super bill” which can allow clients to have some or all of their evaluation costs covered by using Boulder Neuro as an out-of-network provider. Please contact us or your provider with any questions about this process.

Service Questions

Our services include but are not limited to: 

Neuropsychological Evaluations

ADHD and Learning Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations

Cognitive/Adaptive Evaluations

What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s cognitive and psychological functioning, particularly as it relates to brain functioning. This evaluation involves a series of tests and assessments designed to evaluate a wide range of cognitive abilities, including memory, attention, language, perception, problem-solving, and motor skills.

A neuropsychological evaluation typically involves an interview with a trained clinician who gathers information about the individual’s medical history, psychiatric history, and current symptoms. This information is used to develop a customized testing battery that targets specific areas of cognitive functioning that may be impacted by a neuropsychological or psychological condition.

During the testing phase, the individual is asked to perform a variety of tasks, such as recalling lists of words, solving puzzles, identifying objects and colors, and completing timed activities. These tests are administered by a trained neuropsychologist and are designed to assess various aspects of cognitive functioning and brain activity.

Following the testing phase, the clinician analyzes the results and provides a detailed report of their findings. This report can be used to diagnose neuropsychological or psychological conditions, develop treatment plans, and monitor changes in cognitive functioning over time. Lastly, the information from the report is shared with the client through a feedback session where diagnoses (if applicable) and treatment recommendations are discussed. Overall, a neuropsychological evaluation is an important tool for understanding and addressing issues related to brain functioning and cognitive health.

How do I schedule an appointment?

For patients relying on the use of medical insurance to help pay for their evaluation, referral from a physician or mental health practitioner is generally required. Patients opting for private pay should complete our online registration form. Still have questions? Email us or give us a call: 303.351.2553.

How long does an evaluation last?

Because we complete comprehensive evaluations, you should expect an evaluation to last from 9am-5pm. We offer numerous breaks in between to include one for lunch.

We may be able to provide treatment for:

Developmental delays

Adult autism 

Traumatic brain injury

Dyslexia and other learning disorders

Speech and language disorders

How long will I have to wait before I am seen by a doctor?

We generally schedule evaluations to take place one or two months after receiving referral or registration paperwork.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Try to eat a good breakfast.
  • Take all of your medications as usual unless you are directly told otherwise by your doctor.
  • If you use glasses, contact lenses, or hearing aids, bring them with you.
  • If you have had any neuropsychological, psychological, and/or academic testing done before, bring those records with you.
  • If a family member comes to the evaluation with you, the neuropsychologist may ask for your permission to also interview them.
  • If you are sick or not feeling well, call to reschedule your appointment.

When will I have my results?

Generally, evaluations require 4-6 weeks before a neuropsychological report has been generated. This allows our practitioners to analyze all data and any associated patient records. 

What are the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation?

Neuropsychological evaluations are an important tool for assessing cognitive and psychological functioning in individuals with a range of conditions that affect the brain, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, neurocognitive, and neurodevelopmental disorders. They are also used to evaluate the cognitive effects of psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety.

The benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation include:

  1. Accurate diagnosis: A neuropsychological evaluation can help diagnose and differentiate between various neurocognitive and psychological conditions, which can lead to appropriate treatment planning.
  2. Objective assessment: The use of standardized tests and measures provides an objective assessment of cognitive functioning, which can help reduce subjective biases and increase accuracy in diagnosis.
  3. Tailored treatment planning: The results of a neuropsychological evaluation can guide treatment planning by identifying specific cognitive strengths and weaknesses that can be targeted in therapy or rehabilitation.

Do you have additional questions?

Contact Us

Boulder Neuropsychological Services

Contact

ph 303.351.2553‬
fax 720.796.4380
info@boulderneuro.co

Location

1800 30th Street
Suite 222
Boulder, CO 80301

Hours

Mon-Fri 9-5
Closed Weekends