Preventive Medicine: Depression Screening

by  Find-A-Code™
May 9th, 2018

Depression Screening

Procedure Codes
G0444: Annual depression screening, 15 minutes
96127: Brief emotional/behavioral assessment (eg, depression inventory, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] scale), with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument

ICD-10-CM
G0444, 96127: No specific diagnoses

Frequency
G0444:Once annually
96127: No specific frequency guidelines

Additional Information
96127

  • Only covered for ages prenatal to 21 (ends on their 21st birthday)
  • Not covered by Medicare for preventative care


G0444

  • Must be provided in a primary care setting with staff-assisted care supports to ensure accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
  • Supporting diagnosis codes vary, contact your payer for specific guidance

Find-A-Code™ - Preventive Services - The information in this document does not guarantee payment or that included codes meet applicable qualifications as preventive services for all insurances and insurance plans, please consult your payer.


References:

Preventive Medicine: Depression Screening. (2018, May 9). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/preventive-medicine-depression-screening-34095.html

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