Robert Hilt, MD, FAAP
AAP recommends routine (annual) depression screening for adolescents due to depression being a common and treatable problem, which often goes unrecognized and untreated. For instance, in a 2016 national survey of adolescents, 60% who had major depression received no treatment at all. To encourage more screening, Washington’s Medicaid health plans now reimburse for adolescent depression screens with CPT code 96127. If you are considering incorporating depression screenings into your practice, we have a new webinar training available, thanks to generous support from Amerigroup: Register Online.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cardea designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Our thanks to Amerigroup for their support of this training.