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Developmental Screening & Flouride Varnish Training

On August 1, 2014, AHCCCS began reimbursing qualified medical professionals for performing the services listed below with proof of certification. All qualified medical professionals must provide proof of certification to the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH). The CAQH fax cover sheet should be used to send the required documentation of your completed training to CAQH. Please use the code 014, Formal Post-Graduate Training Certificates, when providing your documentation. The health plans that you contract with will use the CAQH data base to conduct random audits to ensure provider compliance with the AHCCCS training requirement. Certificates dated before August 1, 2014 will be accepted.

Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)

Recommended Training
  • Location - Arizona PediaLearning Resource Center
  • Description - Users "click through" a slideshow presentation. After the last slide, you will be prompted to complete a post test. Finally, a certificate is generated for you to print for your records.
  • Schedule - This online training is available 24 hours a day.
  • Fee - This training is provided by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) for a fee of $30.00.
Other Training

Providers may also submit certificates they completed PEDS Tool training sponsored by one of the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (or any of its State Chapters)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (or any of its State Chapters)
  • American Osteopathic Medical Association (or any of its State Chapters)
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (or any of its State Chapters)
  • American Nurses Association (or any of its State Chapters)
  • American Academy of Physician's Assistants (or any of its State Chapters)
How to Get Paid
  1. Submit your certificate to CAQH.
  2. To bill the preventative services code with modifier EP and25 and then add:
    • 96110 Developmental Screening with modifier EP (One developmental screening can occur at each of the three ages.)

A Developmental screening using an AHCCCS approved tool, should occur during the 9, 18 and 24 month EPSDT visits.