September 1st, 2017
The following information from the Medicare Learning Network provides guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services on Depression Screening:
|G0444 -||Annual depression screening, 15 minutes|
Who Is Covered
All Medicare beneficiaries
Medicare Beneficiary Pays
- Copayment/coinsurance waived
- Deductible waived
- Screening must be furnished in primary care settings with staff-assisted depression care supports in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.
Please note: The information in this educational product applies only to the Medicare Fee-For-Service Program (also known as Original Medicare). For additional guidance on using diagnosis codes, go to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 18 on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website.
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