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February, 2015
Billing Medicaid Clients for Missed Appointments

This policy transmittal is being sent to all providers as a reminder that federal and state policies prohibit charging Medicaid clients for broken, missed or cancelled appointments. There has been an increase in client complaints about being asked to pay for missed appointments or to sign forms accepting liability for missed appointments. Additionally, then has been an increasing number of inquiries from providers, as they try to determine how Medicaid fits within the changing business practices related to charging for missed appointments.


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Routine Screening for Behavioral & Emotional Disorders
A Clinical Report by Dr. Carol Weitzman and Dr. Lynn Mowbray Wegner published in 

AAP News


Children with behavioral or emotional disorders often suffer symptoms for years before being diagnosed. A new AAP clinical report focuses on the need to increase behavioral screening to improve mental health treatment of pediatric patients.

The report, Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems (Pediatrics. 2015;135:384-395), gives pediatricians a blueprint for routine mental health screening and serves as a call to action, offering information that can be used in ad- vocating for referral resources according to Carol Weitzman, M.D., FAAP, a lead author.

A new CPT billing code for brief behavioral assessment - 96127 - now allows for separate reporting and payment for this service, and was developed by the report's other lead author, Lynn Mowbray Wegner, M.D., FAAP. 

Read Dr. Weitzman and Dr. Wegner's full report in the



Preparing Students with Autism, Asperger's and Learning Differences for College

A day long workshop for high school students, parents, teachers and others


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Harkness Auditorium

333 Cedar Street

Suite 400
New Haven, 06510


Recognized as a world leader in research and clinical work in supporting children with autism, Asperger's, and learning challenges the Child Study of Yale University is pleased to announce a one day conference for students (Grades 9 through 11), their parents, and professionals (teachers, guidance counselors and others) focused on issues of the transition from high school to college. 


Click here to register on-line

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Job Opportunities


Pediatric outpatient practice hiring BC/BE pediatrician - Hebron and Hartford
ediatric outpatient practice hiring BC/BE pediatrician for either full or part time hours. Practice has -, CT. Office hours are M-F 9-5 and some Saturdays from 10-noon. Call is 1:3 with low call volume and no hospital/nursery rounds. Full benefits, retirement, malpractice, and generous PTO. Hartford location is NHSC-approved. Rediscover why you chose to practice medicine in our compassionate and supportive work culture, with friendly and competent staff. Come join our team!

Christine Turcotte
phone number: 860-228-9300


Let us help you find the right person!!  

If you are looking for a position, or need someone to work for you, please let us know at the CT-AAP. We can send out job postings electronically to all CTAAP members and many CT Pediatric Practice Managers. Available postings for MD, DO, RN, APRN, office staff....


Contact: staff@ct-aap.org


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