The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes a periodicity schedule which recommends a schedule of preventive activities that are in the best interest of children. These preventive activities can help reduce the health disparities of children covered by Medicaid.
- The June 2015 Clinical Newsletter published by Steve Poole, M.D. features a reprint of an article written by Patrece Hairston, PsyD on Postpartum Depression Screening that contains important coding and billing updates. Medicaid reimburses for this screening when billed on the child’s ID at a well visit; or mom’s ID at a non-well visit. Read more…
- The June 2015 Practice Manager Newsletter features a quick reference table for ease of coding and billing for preventive screenings. You will also find an interesting article on Open Access Scheduling and the experience of one primary care physician. Read more…
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT CCHAP
CCHAP serves a unique role in Colorado by working across the health care system to improve children’s health and their access to health services. This allows CCHAP to take on-the-ground knowledge from doctors and practices up to the policy level and bring policy decisions back to practices for effective implementation. CCHAP staff understands the importance of the full continuum of efforts needed to better children’s health – in the doctor’s office, in the community and at the many tables where policy is being shaped.
CCHAP is the reason we have been able to devote 20% of our practice to children covered by Medicaid. Whether it is advocating for enhanced reimbursements or ensuring all of the elements of a comprehensive Medical Home are in place, CCHAP has taken the lead.
CCHAP is the organization we go to for anything related to Medicaid, CHP+ or underserved children.
Children in Medical Homes coached by CCHAP were more likely on average to have a well-child visit and less likely to visit the emergency room or be hospitalized during the 12-month evaluation period than children receiving care at sites not coached by CCHAP in the Denver Metropolitan area.