Neuropsychologists are increasingly being asked to provide evidence of effectiveness to support reimbursement for neuropsychological services, yet this information is not always easily accessible to neuropsychology practitioners.  In response to this challenge, the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) authorized its Legislative Action and Advocacy Committee (LAAC) to launch an initiative that would help NAN membership respond to these practice challenges.  The result was the Health Outcomes and Neuropsychology Efficacy Initiative (HONE-In).

The primary goal of HONE-In is to assist NAN membership in any effort to demonstrate the value of neuropsychological services through cost effectiveness and/or cost savings as well as effectiveness of different models of services (i.e., via telehealth).

Utility of Neuropsychological Services

On March 15, 2012 an action alert and call to action was sent to NAN membership.  The call to action requested that NAN members send articles and/or citations to articles that referenced outcome utility of neuropsychological services.  The LAAC HONE-In team reviewed each article for conformance with the HONE-In objectives and, wherever possible, created a short summary of the articles and its outcome utility.  These summaries have been grouped by patient population and are now available in the links below.  These summaries and citations can be used by NAN members to provide evidence of the utility of NP services AND/OR as talking points in meetings or presentations about neuropsychological services.   

Members, please click here  to login for a full listing of articles and citations.

Nonmembers, please click here for a sample listing.

The NAN membership was also asked to contribute questions regarding the utility of neuropsychological assessment rather than articles or citations.  The questions were conceptualized as an issue-focused literature review project.  In response, the LAAC HONE-In team created a short narrative response, including a list of relevant citations and article summaries.  
 
Members, please click here to see how neuropsychology is useful to referral sources and consumers in adult and pediatric populations.

Neuropsychology Via Telehealth

In response to the growing need for telehealth in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the LAAC HONE-In team is reviewing articles on neuropsychological assessment via telehealth.  These summaries are forthcoming.