• Neurofeedback

    Neurofeedback

    At Infinite Potential we treat a wide variety of disorders in both children and adults using a multimodal treatment approach. Our primary choice of treatment is QEEG brain map based Neurofeedback, a non-invasive treatment listed by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a “Level 1, Best Support” evidence-based child and adolescent psychosocial intervention.

    Our services are based on those techniques that clinical research have demonstrated to be most effective. These services include neurofeedback and counseling. Our program is updated continually to integrate the newest strategies being developed.

    What is Neurofeedback?

    Neurofeedback (NFB), also called neurotherapy, neurobiofeedback or EEG biofeedback (EEGBF) is a therapy technique that presents the user with real-time feedback on their brainwave activity, as measured by electrodes on the scalp, typically in the form of a video display, sound or vibration. Years of clinical research has shown that certain aberrant electrical activity (brainwaves) in the brain correlates with health disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

    Dysfunctional electrical activity in the brain is detected by performing an initial QEEG Brain Map . Once the problematic brainwaves activity is normalized as determined by a normative database, the initial problems presented by the user subside.

    What disorders can Neurofeedback help with?

    Neurofeedback has been shown success treating Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Anxiety Issues, Mood Problems, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Stroke, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addictions, Obesity, Memory Problems, Learning and Behavioral problems, Post Concussive Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

    Our highly skilled clinicians have years of experience and provide consultation services to other professionals and agencies. We are a resource to the community, providing lectures, seminars, and workshops.

    Feedback Guided Learning

    Infinite Potential is committed to helping you to use your brain in healthier ways, not just mask the symptoms. Through a non-invasive quantitative EEG brain map, we can identify target areas that would benefit from training. From there, it is just learning – feedback and practice. Through weekly individualized sessions, you are guided with an instantaneous signal of changes in your brain’s electrical activity. You get a reward (auditory, visual, or both) when you meet a certain goal. No reward when you do not.

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    IS BIO/NEUROFEEDBACK COVERED BY INSURANCE?

    Some medical and psychological insurance plans now cover neurofeedback and/or biofeedback for various conditions. Reimbursement to the client varies by carrier and by plan. Check with your insurance company about coverage for biofeedback. Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback, and is billed as biofeedback.

    Be sure you understand what your insurance policy will cover, and for which diagnoses.
    Important: If you are told that biofeedback is covered, be certain to document the name of the insurance representative, with whom you spoke, the date and time of your conversation. This information will be needed in the event of any misunderstandings regarding coverage or any reimbursement refusals by your insurance carrier. We have experienced instances when a representative had assured a client that biofeedback would be covered, but later the insurance company refused to reimburse the client. If you have documented your conversation, you are more likely to win an appeal.

    You may ask your insurance carrier about coverage for specific CPT (Current Procedure Terminology) codes. We use the following codes:

    INITIAL CONSULTATION: 90837 or 90832

    Some insurance companies reimburse one code preferentially. This code is used for counseling sessions as well.

    QEEG (BRAIN MAP): 95816, 95957

    95816 refers to the qEEG recording, 95957 refers to the digital analysis of the recording (eliminating artifact and comparing to the database).

    INTAKE INTERVIEW: 90791

    This session includes an in-depth verbal review of the qEEG results and treatment planning.

    BIOFEEDBACK AND NEUROFEEDBACK: 90901 or 90876

    90901 is used for psychological disorders, such as: Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder

    Other questions you might ask your health insurance company:

    Is biofeedback a covered benefit under my insurance policy? _______

    – If the answer is yes, then:

    Is it covered under a. Medical Services? ____ b. Psychological Services? ____
    For which diagnosis is it covered? __________
    Under which code is it covered? a. 90901 ____ b. 96152 ____
    Do I need a prescription or letter from my medical doctor to say that it is medically necessary?
    Do I need a referral from my primary care physician? ____
    Will I need preauthorization? _____ If so, what is the preauthorization code? ____
    How many sessions are allowed? ____ a. Per week? ____ b. Per year?____ c. Is there a dollar amount limit? ____
    Is there a deductible? a. If so, what is it? ____ b. If so, how much of the deductible has been met? ______
    Is there a co pay? _______ If so, what is it? _____
    If biofeedback is covered, can counseling (90837, 90834 or 90832) be billed on the same day?
    Is there a limit to the total amount the insurance company will reimburse each year? Is there an annual benefits cap that could affect the amount of my reimbursement?