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.
- What is Early Start?
- 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
- Why Are Workforce Issues Important to Address as Part of the Screening Process? Infographic (Brief)
- Barriers to Accessing Infant Family & Early Childhood Mental Health Services and Resources Infographic (Brief)
- Data and Policy Barriers for Infant and Early Childhood Screenings Infographic (Brief)
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
Definitions Common in Integrated Behavioral Health
Collaborative care: agreements between providers, working in separate systems and facilities, to exchange information about shared patients.
Co-located care: same providers, employed by separate systems, but working alongside each other in a shared facility
Integrated care: provided by a team of providers employed and working in the same system, using one treatment plan, a shared medical record, and functioning as a patient care team.
From: Hunter, CL. Goodie, JL, Oordt, MS, & Dobmeyer, AC (Eds), 2009. Integrated behavioral level health in primary care: Step-by-step guidance for assessment and intervention. Washington DC: Amer Psychological Assn.
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
Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care
Change Package for Advancing Trauma Informed Care in Primary Care Settings
The recording, slides, and links to resources provided in an overview webinar can be found on the following web pages:
Compassion Resilience Toolkit
Facilitator resources to build the capacity of helping professionals, caregivers, and the systems in which they serve:
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
ACEs Aware Initiative
- 2020 Launch of the ACEs Aware Initiative PowerPoint – February 26, 2020
- Fundamentals of ACE Screening & Response in Pediatrics – June 24, 2020
CPP Provider Roster
ACEs and IMF Resources – WAIMH
AAP Trauma Toolkit
The AAP Trauma Toolkit offers information about the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.
Tips for families from the AAP Toolkit:
ACEs Science Champions
June 2020. State of Babies Yearbook: 2020
February 2019. Setting a Medi-Cal Child Health Quality Agenda