Our goal is to provide the highest quality services for the lowest possible price to ensure our products and services can be used by all professionals, schools, clinics and youth-serving agencies.
Customized Pricing Quote
RAAPS, ACT or Motivational Interviewing’s pricing structure is dependent on several factors. Please complete the form below for a pricing quote individualized to your needs.
CPT Codes 96127 Brief Behavioral Assessment and 96160 Health Risk Appraisal
96127 may be used to report behavioral assessments in children and adolescents. CPT code description (AMA published) definition: Brief emotional/behavioral assessment with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument.
96160 may be used to report health risk appraisal. Administration of patient-focused health risk assessment instrument (e.g. health hazard appraisal) with scoring and documentation, per standardized instrument.
- Often reported when performed in the context of preventive medicine services but may also be reported when screening is performed with other E/M services such as acute illness or follow-up office visits.
- Clinical support staff (e.g. registered nurse or medical assistant) can administer and score the completed instrument while the nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician incorporates the interpretation component into the accompanying E/M service.
- Healthcare Providers may bill under this code if they believe it to be appropriate for the service they have rendered and should include documentation within their visit that indicates the service that was provided.
The following tools offered by Possibilities for Change appear to meet the CPT codes 96127 and 96160 description*:
RAAPS – Standard
RAAPS – Older Child
RAAPS – College Age
RAAPS – Public Health
ACT – Sexual Health Module
*There are no specific requirements for these codes. Please check with your individual public and private insurers to determine if they have imposed any reimbursement criteria.
Average estimated payment is $5.00 per service (typical range of reimbursement is $4-$15)
Return on Investment
Improved Practice Management
Standardization and Quality Preventive Services
Saves Time — Clinician and Administrative Work
Provides Data for Reporting to Regulatory Agencies and Funders
Improved Patient Outcomes
Evidence-Based Health Education
Technology to Support Behavior Change
After years of working with health professionals and understanding their initial hesitations of implementing RAAPS or ACT, we have the answers to put your mind at ease. We get it, change is hard, but there are so many possibilities if you embrace change.
I don't have the money to implement a new risk assessment.
Our leading risk assessments actually save you money. You cannot afford NOT to have it. RAAPS and ACT dramatically improve the productivity of your existing staff and the effectiveness of your operations—saving you money in the long-run. By using RAAPS or ACT to screen adolescents each month, the cloud-based systems may be able to pay for itself. Assuming an average insurance reimbursement rate of $5 per administration, your sites would need to use the system with only 10 patients per month in order to recover the cost of using the system. Another positive: data obtained from RAAPS and ACT can be used for grant writing and reporting, allowing you to capture more funding.
I am not tech savvy or my staff is not tech savvy.
No problem! We handle the entire implementation and training. We also have recorded training videos available at any time. RAAPS and ACT were built intuitively with user experience in mind. Most people find it easy to use and implement.
I don't understand what value an electronic system would provide.
The value is tremendous in the standardization of care, increased honesty from teens, resources for risk reduction discussions, and data tracking.
You will be able to more effectively and efficiently collect risk information from teens, make that process more consistent, and have the ability to aggregate, sort, report and utilize that information.
I don’t have time for a new system.
The RAAPS and ACT risk assessment and behavior change counseling tools enhance and automate workflows through electronic-based data collection and reporting—saving precious time and organizational resources. It’s quick for the adolescent to complete the assessment, and the completed assessment allows providers to focus on already identified high risk areas during the clinical visit. When it comes to the implementation and training, there isn’t much of a time commitment required on your part. We handle all the implementation and the training!
I need a risk assessment that will integrate with my EHR.
Adolescent confidentiality is a concern in most EHR systems. Keeping RAAPS separate from your EHR helps to ensure no breech of records will occur. However, uploading the completed RAAPS as a pdf into the EHR is possible. Some organizations put an alert in their EHR to track annual RAAPS completion. If you want a tighter integration, this is possible and would require cooperation from your EHR provider.
What is the return on investment?
There are several ways RAAPS and Act provide a return on investment. First and foremost, we save time for your providers and standardize care. Using this system identifies more risks, supports better, more effective counseling and improves your practice outcomes.
Why shouldn’t I use a homegrown risk survey?
One of the many beautiful things about RAAPS and ACT is that all questions are scientifically validated—and we used teens to help us refine the actual questions so that they were more understandable and relevant! Unlike most homegrown tools, the RAAPS and ACT youth-friendly patient portal includes audio and bilingual health messages features to increase health literacy. Plus, using a standardized tool allows you to bill for reimbursement.
How do I talk with or deal with parents who are concerned about the risk topics?
We have developed a suite of resources you can use in talking with parents about adolescent risk screening and communicating with their teen. We have specific talking points related to providing a risk assessment as part of their teen’s visit.