Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Healthy Living Initiatives: Prevention Efforts for Medicaid and CHP+ Clients

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has identified four priority areas for health promotion and disease prevention. These Healthy Living Initiatives include oral health; behavioral health (with a focus on depression); nutrition and fitness (with a focus on obesity); and tobacco cessation. Please visit our web page with health information for clients; or visit the web page with information for providers.

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.

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