Preventive Services: Depression Screening

by  Find-A-Code
September 1st, 2017

The following information from the Medicare Learning Network provides guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services on Depression Screening: 

HCPCS/CPT Codes

G0444 - Annual depression screening, 15 minutes

ICD-10 Codes

See the CMS ICD-10 webpage for individual CRs and coding translations for ICD-10, and contact your MAC for guidance.

Who Is Covered

All Medicare beneficiaries

Frequency

Annually

Medicare Beneficiary Pays

  • Copayment/coinsurance waived
  • Deductible waived

Other Notes


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.

Watch the CMS Provider Minute: Preventive Services video for pointers to help you submit sufficient documentation when billing for certain preventive services.

References:

Preventive Services: Depression Screening. (2017, September 1). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/depression-screening-32706.html

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