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CHDP Periodicity Schedules

July 15, 2016

Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) providers refer to periodicity schedules to determine intervals between health and dental assessments for children and youth.

Periodicity Schedules: July 1, 2016 and After
Two new periodicity schedules outlining Bright Futures service intervals were attached to the article titled CHDP Notice: Additional Bright Futures Benefits Reimbursable Beginning July, which posted in June. The new periodicity schedules are effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2016.

Periodicity Schedules: Before July 1, 2016
CHDP services are reimbursable for a year from the date of service. Therefore, providers may need to refer to the pre-Bright Futures periodicity schedules (below) when submitting claims for dates of service prior to July 1, 2016:

Table 21.1 CHDP Periodicity Schedule for Health Assessment Requirements by Age Group
Table 21.2 CHDP Periodicity Schedule for Dental Referral by Age

The service intervals on the above schedules have not changed. A statement has been added that the periodicity schedule is effective for dates of service prior to July 1, 2016.


An old version of the dental referral periodicity schedule with a September 2007 date in the lower left hand corner should be disregarded. Updating of the schedule seems to have been overlooked when a 2011 version was subsequently posted on the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website. Copies of the dental referral schedule dated September 2007 should be discarded and replaced with the version attached to this article.

Providers who maintain hard copy CHDP provider manuals are reminded to replace the older versions of the health assessment and dental periodicity schedules in the Appendix.