P4 Challenge: Innovations in Pediatric Primary Care to Improve Child Health

If you are not already aware, HRSA (the Health Resources and Services Administration) announced the P4 Challenge - a national contest aimed at improving well-child visits and their accompanying...

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2020 CPT Changes For Pediatrics

February 07, 2020 / 0 Comments / in coding, pediatric, behavioral health / by Chip Hart

One of the benefits of working at PCC is that I am surrounded by nice and smart people (which, oddly, I never hear anyone else mentioning...weird).  As a practical benefit, it means that if I...

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96110 Coverage During Well Visits

This blog is going to raise more questions than it answers, but one let's get one of the few clear answers we have out of the way: pediatricians do not appear to follow Bright Futures' periodicity...

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96110 Update, 1Q 2011

August 15, 2011 / 0 Comments / in behavioral health / by Chip Hart

A request was made on SOAPM for a better understanding of the payment for developmental screening, namely the 96110 and 96111.  Here's the update for 1Q 2011, where we examined tens of thousands of...

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Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention Codes (CPTs 96150-96155)

April 29, 2011 / 0 Comments / in coding, behavioral health / by Chip Hart

In 2010, CMS introduced a series of new behavioral and mental health codes which I think are best described by a helpful document from the Family Medicine Digital Library:

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Removal of Financial Barriers to Children's Mental Health Services

April 23, 2009 / 0 Comments / in aap, behavioral health / by Chip Hart

[Today's installment was ghost written by the obvious author.]

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More 96110 Payment Details

April 15, 2009 / 1 Comment / in behavioral health / by Chip Hart

OK, I think I have written about the 96110 more than any other specific subject!

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96110 Update

I've written extensively about 96110 usage among practicing pediatricians in the past and wanted to provide an update for 2008/9.

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96110 Developmental Test Data (Not Eagleville, CA)

September 23, 2008 / 0 Comments / in behavioral health, bright futures / by Chip Hart

This weekend, a very faithful reader wrote to me:

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Final 96110 and More Personalized Medicine

I have some fascinating data about the after hours, etc., codes (9905x) coming, but I wanted to share these two followup tidbits before I forget:

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