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Telemedicine Well-Child Check-Ups

Health First Colorado has added temporary coverage of well-child check-ups provided via telemedicine during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Effective November 12, 2020, providers may bill procedure codes 99382, 99383, 99384, 99392, 99393, 99394 rendered via telemedicine for children between the ages of 2 and 18.

Non-Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)/Rural Health Center (RHC)/Indian Health Services (his) Provider Billing Instructions for Professional Claims
  • Place of Service 02 must be indicated on all professional claims for well-child check-ups delivered via telemedicine.
  • Providers are encouraged to complete the physical examination the next time the member is seen in person. Providers who perform a physical examination within 4 months of the telemedicine well-child check-up should void the previously paid telemedicine claim and resubmit for payment of the well-child check-up using the date of service of the physical examination.
FQHC, RHC, and IHS Provider Instructions for Institutional Claims
  • FQHC/RHC and IHS/Tribal 638 providers must indicate the well-child check-up provided through telemedicine by appending modifier GT to the UB-04 institutional claim form line item with the service‚Äôs procedure codes.
  • FQHC/RHCs and IHS/Tribal 638 providers do not need to void a previous encounter when a physical examination is performed within 4 months of the telemedicine well-child check-up due to their encounter payment methodologies.
Outpatient hospitals may not bill facility claims for telemedicine well-child check-ups. Providers are encouraged to perform in-person well-child check-ups for children under age 2 or for children who need a vaccine or to arrange for vaccine administration in person following the telemedicine check-up. Visit the Telemedicine - Provider Information web page for the updated list of telemedicine codes. Contact Morgan Anderson at Morgan.Anderson@state.co.us with questions or concerns.

Save the Date - CCHAP Practice Manager Meeting

March 4, 2021

12:00-1:00

Behavioral health needs have increased during the pandemic and increasing numbers of youth are reporting thoughts of suicide. Join us on March 4th as Partners for Children's Mental Health presents on their Youth Suicide Prevention Care Pathway which is rooted in the Zero Suicide Framework. Interested practices will also learn about technical assistance available to implement the pathway as well as CME and MOC opportunities.

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ABP MOC Part 2

Join our Integrated Behavioral Health Learning Community

Next meeting this Friday,
2/19 at Noon!
Gina Robinson and Karli Altman from HCPF will present on how primary care can support appropriate and necessary behavioral health referrals for complex kids who have complex needs (ASD/ID, Mental Health and are involved in the Foster Care system). Family navigators, Care Coordinators, Referrals Coordinators from your practice are welcome to attend!

Earn Free CME,

COPIC Points and

ABP MOC Part 2 with

CCHAP's Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder online training modules

Pediatric practices face unique barriers because the person they are screening is not a patient of the practice. These training modules will help ensure your practice is following the best practices around consent, developing policy and procedures, and referral.