PEDS (Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status) is a fast, accurate, inexpensive screening, triage, and surveillance tool for developmental and behavioral problems in children from birth to age 8. It meets the accuracy standards set by the American Academy of Pediatrics and uses the parents' own assessment of the child's behavioral problems, as determined to be significant by full, peer-reviewed, scientific validation studies.
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Effective January 1, 2006, AHCCCS is implementing the NICU Grads program. The Governor's School Readiness Board Health Implementation Team determined that AHCCCS should implement a process to ensure that a formal developmental screen is conducted during primary care EPSDT visits to identify potential developmental delays of at-risk NICU graduates. Early intervention ensures children enter school with the highest potential for learning possible.
Effective January 1, 2006, AHCCCS providers can be reimbursed after performing the PEDS by using codes 96110 and 96111 after providing documentation of formal training in the use of the PEDS Tool. Provided below are training resources.
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