The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has identified four priority areas for health promotion and disease prevention. These are the Healthy Living Initiatives, which include oral health; behavioral health (with a focus on depression); nutrition and fitness (with a focus on obesity); and tobacco cessation.
The Department has released tool kits that provide guidance on how to effectively document and address health promotion for Medicaid/ CHP+ clients in the primary care setting. The tool kits provide information on coding and reimbursement for screening, diagnosis, treatment and referral in the following areas:
- Preventive oral health for children at well-child visits
- Addressing depression in the primary care setting
- Focusing on issues of overweight and obesity
- Reducing tobacco use
The tool kits are located on the Department’s Healthy Living web page.
Contact Lisa Waugh with any questions at Lisa.Waugh@state.co.us or 303-866-2029.