EPSDT


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AcronymDefinition
EPSDTEarly and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
EPSDTEarly Prevention, Screening, Detection and Treatment (illness program)
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Extensive notification efforts, using literacy specialists in their development, will be undertaken including material written in Spanish and Braille that will inform beneficiaries of their right to EPSDT services.
To and from a child's residence and the school and/or the service site on the day a Medicaid-covered service provided for direct services listed in a child's Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP), or Section 504 Accommodation Plan; and to EPSDT screens provided during the normal school day at nonschool locations.
Children who need health care should have health care, and we recognize that Medicaid's EPSDT program is a cost-effective way to provide services to children.
In order to reach children at-risk, the best possible method may be through traditional EPSDT medical services.
As pediatricians in a free-market insurance society, which is likely to be the case for the foreseeable future, our goal should be to facilitate the transition from Medicaid to a private insurance that offers benefits similar to EPSDT, while also attempting to maintain continuity of care and services.
This is distressing, but not surprising, considering that the system directs children away from public health departments, who have been major providers of EPSDT, and preventive care in these States traditionally.
Screening for psychosocial problems during periodic EPSDT physical examinations; Preliminary results from a Mexican-American sample.
The EPSDT coverage is exceptionally generous compared with the private insurance world, where separate dental insurance must be obtained and benefits can vary widely.
to avoid including trauma-related ER visits), or to the defined data collection periods, and changes resulting from new clinical standards, such as changes in the EPSDT schedule.
The NEP is supporting automated programs for WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant and Children), Commodity Supplemental Food Nutrition (CSFP), Farmers Market, Head Start Program, Immunization Services, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, Medicaid EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment), the Rhode Island Kids Net, and other healthcare provider assessments.
The Use of EPSDT and Other Health Care Services by Children Enrolled in Medicaid: The Impact of OBRA'89.
A good way to consider EPSDT is as the "benefits package" offered to children under the age of 21 who enroll in straight Medicaid.