The Child Health Check-Up program is a preventive and comprehensive service for eligible children birth through 20 years of age and for children in the Medicaid program.
Good health starts with regular check-ups! Regular check-ups help to identify health problems before they become serious. Florida Medicaid follows the Bright Futures/American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care. You can view the recommendations by clicking on the following link https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf.
Is it time for your child’s check-up? Call your child's doctor today to schedule an appointment.
|Available Services:||Eligible children and young adults should have a health check-up at:|
You may also request a Child Health Check-Up at other times if you think your child needs it.
|Available Services:||As long as it is medically necessary, you can expect:|
Coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services as described through the provider alerts bolded and italicized below will be replaced by Behavior Analysis (BA) services for Medicaid recipients under the age of 21 years of age (herein referred to as “children”), after Tuesday, February 28, 2017. In addition, BA services will require prior authorization through a vendor contracted with the Agency, Beacon Health Options. The Agency will activate the prior authorization requirement for Behavior Analysis assessments and services on May 15, 2017. All BA assessments and services provided on or after May 15 will require prior authorization in order to be reimbursed. The new service will be delivered by a specific provider type created for BA services (Provider Type 39). Information on Behavior Analysis services can be found at: Behavior Analysis Services Information.
The new service will replace coverage of ABA services that is currently reimbursed under the following policies: Community Behavioral Health, Early Intervention Services, and the Individual Budgeting Home and Community-Based Services Waiver. To review a copy of the Behavior Analysis coverage policy, please visit the Rules Page.
Applied Behavior Analysis services for children under 21 with autism spectrum disorders
Services may need a referral or prior approval.
For more information on Child Health Check-Ups, call your health plan, County Health Department, Community Health Center or local Medicaid field office.