What is a prime-MD?

PRIME-MD is a 2-stage system in which the patient first completes a 26-item self-administered questionnaire that screens for 5 of the most common groups of disorders in primary care: depressive, anxiety, alcohol, somatoform, and eating disorders.

What is a PHQ-9 and how is it scored?

PHQ-9 Score Interpretation A PHQ-9 score total of 0-4 points equals “normal” or minimal depression. Scoring between 5-9 points indicates mild depression, 10-14 points indicates moderate depression, 15-19 points indicates moderately severe depression, and 20 or more points indicates severe depression.

Who can administer a PHQ-9?

The case manager or other healthcare professional may administer the simple and effective Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) with proven validity and reliability.

What is Prime-MD PHQ-2?

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a self-administered version of the PRIME-MD tool for common mental health disorders administered by health care professionals. The PHQ-2 inquires about the frequency of depressed mood, with a score ranging from 0 to 6.

How do you add up PHQ-9?

Count the number (#) of boxes checked in a column. Multiply that number by the value indicated below, then add the subtotal to produce a total score. The possible range is 0-27. Use the table below to interpret the PHQ-9 score.

How do you interpret PHQ?

PHQ-9 scoring

  1. 1-4: This is considered minimal depression, which suggests that the respondent may not need depression treatment.
  2. 5-9: This is considered mild depression.
  3. 10-14: This is considered moderate depression.
  4. 15-19: This is considered moderately severe depression.
  5. 20-27: This is considered severe depression.

Can you bill for a PHQ-2?

PHQ-2 may not be billed. Substance use assessment Annually beginning at 11 years of age; use of brief screening tool is recommended. only when a standardized screening tool is used and results documented. may be billed only when a standardized screening tool is used and results documented.

What is a good score on PHQ-9?


PHQ-9 Score Depression Severity
5 – 9 Mild
10 – 14 Moderate
15 – 19 Moderately Severe
20 – 27 Severe

Is PHQ-9 accurate?

PHQ-9 Diagnostic Algorithm Accuracy by Reference Standard Compared to semi-structured interviews, sensitivity and specificity were 0.57 (95% CI, 0.49–0.64) and 0.95 (95% CI, 0.94–0.97) for the original algorithm and 0.61 (95% CI, 0.54–0.68) and 0.95 (0.93–0.96) for the modified algorithm.

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