Providers may wish to use the screening tools below to help evaluate patients for ADHD. Providers may bill CPT Code 96127 for a brief emotional/behavioral assessment, with appropriate documentation in the patient's chart.
If a screening is positive for ADHD in two settings, providers may wish to consider the following steps:
- For preschoolers, consider behavior management / parent training therapy like PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy).
- If the patient has significant issues in school, consider whether the child could benefit from an IEP (possibly under "health impairment" for ADHD), and/or 504 Plan accommodations, and/or a Behavior Intervention Plan.
- It may be appropriate to share the Parents' ADHD Medication Guide with parents and/or copy the link into the After Visit Summary.
- Consider calling NC-PAL if you need help with diagnosis or a treatment plan.