Detecting lead poisoning and developmental issues early in children is essential so kids get timely care.
That’s why the Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) requires network physicians to perform lead blood tests and developmental screenings for CHIP patients of certain ages.
If you care for Highmark members with CHIP coverage, please note the following:
Lead testing and developmental screenings are covered benefits with no out-of-pocket costs to CHIP members and their families. And you can be reimbursed for providing both services and submitting claims to Highmark with the following procedure codes:
For more information on these important services for CHIP members, see the Special eBulletin dated Nov. 9, 2018.