Preparing Parents and Practices for Early DetectionChapter 6 describes how providers can help parents understand:
- The value of developmental-behavioral surveillance and screening
- How surveillance/screening lead to focused developmental-behavioral promotion
- That costs may be associated
- How practices will help families deal with any denied claims
One of the best ways to help families is to issue periodically a cover letter explaining the above. We include such a letter (downloadable as a Word document) so that you can modify it as needed. Modifications might include links to parenting information, to your practice website, to the parent-portals for any online screening services you use (along with usernames and passwords), your clinic letterhead and provider name(s).