When providers assess symptoms or risk factors, the services are billed as diagnostic rather than preventive.
BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine exams for immunizations, and screenings beginning at 2 to 5 days of age up to age 21. These regular visits allow you or your child (when age appropriate) to bring up any concerns about growth and development, hitting the milestones, stress, sleep, bathroom issues, nutrition, or safety. But, when providers assess symptoms or risk factors, the services are billed as diagnostic rather than preventive. Providers can also evaluate children for sports or school physicals at well-child exams.
Services, Screenings/Testing & Vaccinations
- Autism Screening
- Behavioral Assessments
- Blood Pressure Screening
- Cervical Dysplasia Screening
- Depression Screening
- Developmental Screening
- Dyslipidemia Screening
- Fluoride Supplements
- Gonorrhea Preventive Medication
- HIV Screening
- Hearing Screening
- Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index
- Hematocrit or Hemoglobin Screening
- Hemoglobinopathies or Sickle Cell Screening
- Hypothyroidism Screening
- Infection Prevention Counseling
- Iron Supplements
- Lead Screening
- Medical History (Well-Child Visits)
- Obesity Screening and Counseling
- Oral Health Risk Assessment
- Phenylketonuria (PKU) Screening
- Sexually Transmitted
- Tuberculin Testing
- Vision Screening
Did you know that many states keep copies of your immunization records online? This could come in handy when the school asks for the date of your child’s MMR or if you need proof of immunization for travel. The Centers for Disease Control provides links to state immunization information.
Your health plan covers preventive care services as required by state and federal law. For more information, please review the “A” and “B” rated services on the United States Preventive Task Force, immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and preventive care and screening recommended by the Health Resources and Services Administration. See the list on healthcare.gov.