PHQ-9 Depression Screening

Automated and integrated to present patient health questionnaires to appropriate patients, capture the responses and transfer the individual responses and scores as discrete fields into the EHR
  • Patient-friendly and private
  • Automatic and real-time
  • Interview not required
  • Fully¬†integrated with athenaClinicals

How it Works

  • Based on practice configuration, appropriate¬† patients are automatically presented the PHQ-9 depression screener on the iPad

  • Individual responses and score are recorded in the discrete fields of the Screening Questionnaire section in athenaNet

  • The screening questionnaire is added to the billing summary in athenaNet (procedure codes can be mapped or entered manually)

  • Your practice can configure the PHQ-9 by:
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Appointment Type
  • Specialty
  • Provider
  • Frequency (every X days)


  • By automating the screening process, most practices will increase PHQ-9 revenue by at least 150%
  • Automation and integration reduces staff time per screening by up to 5 minutes
  • Increased Quality Scores
  • Compliance requirements for depression screening ensured
  • Data capture is automated for UDS and other third-party reporting requirements
  • Reduced interview time during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits