FAQs

 


What is QPD Panel?

QPD Panel is a psychiatric “lab test.” Patients self-administer the test in less than ten minutes using a tablet device, smart phone, or web browser. Medical providers immediately receive a chart-ready assessment report with actionable information for treatment decisions.

What disorders does it cover?

QPD Panel assesses eleven mental health disorders based on diagnostic criteria specified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5). It also screens for suicidality, recent physical or sexual abuse, and (optionally) danger to others.
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  • Major Depression
  • Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Binge-Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Psychosis*

*optional module

How can it assess so many disorders so quickly?

The software incorporates advanced logic and branching. Algorithms determine which questions are presented based on responses to previous questions. Patients who do not have a psychiatric disorder are not asked irrelevant questions, and patients who may have disorders are examined in depth.

What information is in the assessment report?

The assessment report has a “look and feel” familiar to medical providers, resembling a blood chemistry panel. It communicates diagnostic information simply and efficiently. The first section provides numeric scores that measure symptom severity. Out-of-range scores indicate clinically significant symptoms that warrant clinical attention. The next section lists applicable DSM-5 / ICD-10 diagnoses. The final section lists the specific symptoms leading to the patient’s diagnoses. view sample report

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sample report – click to view

What about outcome assessment?

QPD Panel can be re-administered as often as desired for patient monitoring and outcome assessment. When a patient takes the test more than once, the report automatically includes a trending graph showing changes over time. Providers can see at-a-glance whether symptoms are improving or worsening.

Is it valid?

QPD Panel has excellent sensitivity and specificity. It was validated against the SCID structured psychiatric interview, widely considered the gold standard for psychiatric diagnosis.

How is it used in busy medical clinics?

QPD Panel integrates seamlessly into the workflow of busy medical clinics. Patients typically self-administer the test in the waiting room using a tablet device (iOS, Android, Windows, and Kindle devices are all supported). The assessment report is sent immediately to an office printer or to the patient’s electronic medical record. QPD Panel requires only a fifth-grade reading level and can be administered in English or Spanish.

Is it HIPAA compliant?

Of course.

Is it reimbursable by third-party payers?

Yes. Physicians and psychologists can bill third-party payers using CPT code 96103 for computerized psychological testing. The estimated national average reimbursement (2016 data) is $28.

Is it well-accepted by physicians?

In a physician satisfaction study, nearly 100% of primary care physicians agreed or strongly agreed that QPD Panel is easy to use, integrates easily into primary care practice, can be used immediately by any physician without additional training, presents results in a clear and easy-to-understand format, and helps provide better patient care.

Is it well-accepted by patients?

In a patient satisfaction survey, over 95% of patients agreed that QPD Panel is easy to use, is clear and easy to understand, and “asks about things that are important for my doctor to know.”

Is QPD Panel really different?

Yes. QPD Panel is the only mental health test that achieves high physician and patient acceptance in real-world clinical use. Other mental health tests do not.

How do I get started?

To get a price quote or set up a free demo for your health care organization, send a message from the contact form or call us at 800.559.9885. Our representatives are here to help.

 

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