Colorado Medical Society

http://www.cms.org/articles/medicaid-preventive-and-wellness-services-effective-jan.-1-2014/

Medicaid preventive and wellness services effective Jan. 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 08:16 AM

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, Colorado Medicaid will cover all recommended preventive and wellness services defined by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with a rating of A or B and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) without patient cost sharing (co-payments).

Most USPSTF and ACIP recommended preventive and wellness services are currently covered by Medicaid, but beginning Jan. 1, 2014 new preventive and wellness procedure codes will be made available.

Proper coding is critical to receiving accurate payment for the USPSTF and ACIP recommended preventive and wellness services. For more information about the preventive and wellness services procedure codes and their utilization go to Colorado.gov/HCPF/ProviderACAInfo.