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Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening questions

Questions and Tips for Submission:

Q: Can mental health screening tool scores obtained outside of a face-to-face office visit be submitted? 

A: Yes. For this measure, the most recent screening should be reported, regardless of where the screening was completed. Although, ideally, tools should be completed by the patient during an office visit. Please see the Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) Tools appendix of the Data Collection Guide for Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening for more information regarding tool permissions for use and validated modes of administration.

Q: Does the value set include telehealth visit codes? Why?  

A: Yes. Due to the importance of screening patients for mental health and depression both in person and virtually, telehealth visit codes were included for identifying eligible patients in the Adolescent Mental Health and/or Depression Screening measure for the 2020 Measurement Year. MNCM will evaluate the impact of the addition of telehealth visits on the overall and medical group rates prior to public reporting later this year.

Q: If a patient had multiple well-child visits or completed multiple mental health screening tools, which should be submitted?  


A: For the Adolescent Mental Health Screening measure, submit the most recent well-child visit within the measurement period. Please only submit one well-child visit and one mental health screening tool result per patient. 


Q: What is the timeframe for the required exclusions? 

A: The intent is for exclusions to be applied when they are active during the measurement period. It is not necessary to look back for previous diagnoses prior to the measurement period (e.g., prior depression diagnosis that has since resolved). 

Creation date: 8/2/2021 11:04 AM (kormanik@mncm.org)      Updated: 8/2/2021 11:04 AM ()
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