Developmental screening can be billed using CPT billing code 96110 or ICD-10 Z13.4. This covers the time a physician scores, reviews results, and interprets findings. Billing for developmental screening using these codes requires documentation that the screening was given and notes any action taken, such as follow-up screening, developmental milestone information, or referral to community agency or community resource. Reimbursement rates vary by insurance provider. Contact insurance providers directly to learn the reimbursement rate. For Behavioral/Social Emotional screening of young children use CPT code 96127. For Maternal Depression use CPT Code 96161. For Trauma screenings use CPT Code 96160.
- Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive Developmental Screening Passport
- Sample Workflow from Help Me Grow Ventura County
- Sample of a Behavioral Health Referral Mechanism – from Alameda County
- Developmental Screening Landscape Analysis – California Statewide Screening Collaborative
- Referring Infants to Early Intervention Services
Federal & National Initiatives
California State Programs
Resources for Families
Resources for Primary Healthcare Professionals
Health Care Insurance Information
Evidence Based Practices Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care
Educating Practices Program (formerly EPIC Program) in CT
The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. (CHDI) developed a comprehensive, community-based, child health provider outreach and training program in collaboration with the Connecticut chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Family Physicians. The goal of CHDI’s Educating Practices program is to improve the content and delivery of child health services by assisting providers in implementing practice changes that are supported by community and State resources.
HealthySteps is an evidence-based, interdisciplinary pediatric primary care program that promotes positive parenting and healthy development for babies and toddlers.
Fostering Social and Emotional Health Through Pediatric Primary Care
Legal Partnering For Child and Family Health
Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care Settings
Compassion Resilience Toolkit
Resilient Beginnings Collaborative
The Resilient Beginnings Collaborative, a two year initiative involving seven Bay Area Safety net clinics, addresses childhood adversity in pediatric safety net care settings.
Department of Health Care Services Information on Trauma Screenings
Recent Publications on Trauma
February 2019. Setting a Medi-Cal Child Health Quality Agenda