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Hiscock Historical Collection

Preserving the Early Development of Medicaid's EPSDT Benefit


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Manela R, Feingold E with Meyer R, Lauffer A, Overberger C. 1977. A brief history of the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program EPSDT. Washington, DC: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 20 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 68).

This document is one of six information booklets with accompanying training materials for the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It covers the origins of EPSDT; what states must do to implement EPSDT; some issues faced by EPSDT; the future of EPSDT; and questions and answers.

Applied Management Sciencesurl verified 7/8/16 OKP. 1976. Assessment of EPSDT practices and costs: Best practices report. Silver Spring, MD: Applied Management Sciences, ca 150 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 39).

This report describes and analyses the best practices components identified from a review of the EPSDT program in six sample states and 18 localities and presents recommendations.

Manela R, Hillebrand W, Meyer R. 1977. Child health information for workers in the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 71 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 71).

This document is one of six information booklets with accompanying training materials for the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It discusses EPSDT screening and normal child development; stages of child growth and development; use of medical services; and selected health problems. The booklet reflects the requirements of the Child Health Assessment Act of 1977 (CHAP) which was pending in Congress at the time the booklet was produced.

Lorenzo SB. 2003–. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services in Medicaid: Knowledge path (4th ed., upd.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, (Hiscock Collection; related).

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9770
E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.ncemch.org
Available from the website.

This knowledge path is a guide to resources about providing and strengthening Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) services in Medicaid. Contents include guidelines for the frequency, timing, and content of health-promotion and disease-prevention services for infants, children, and adolescents. Separate sections present resources for professionals (health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers) and for families. A special topics area lists resources about oral health services as part of the EPSDT benefit. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

U.S. Health Care Financing Administration. 1977. EPSD&T: The possible dream. Washington, DC: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 32 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 60).

This document gives basic information about the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program, including why it is needed, how EPSDT can serve the needs of children living in poverty, the status of the EPSDT program, the effectiveness of screening, the design of EPSDT, interagency relationships, related program benefits, issues in making the program work, the people EPSDT serves, and the bottom line.

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Medical Services Administration. 1976. EPSDT needs physicians and dentists. Washington, DC: U.S. Medical Services Administration, 6 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 56).

This illustrated brochure describes what services are provided by the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT), what physicians and dentists can do for the program, and whom to contact for more information.

Children's Defense Fund of the Washington Research Project. 1977. EPSDT: Does it spell health care for poor children?. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund of the Washington Research Project, 304 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 95).

Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: (202) 628-8787
Secondary Telephone: (800) 233-1200
E-mail: cdfinfo@childrensdefense.org
Website: http://www.childrensdefense.org
$4.00. Document Number: ERIC ED 165915.

This report discusses what has been learned from the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Program (EPSDT); shortcomings in the program's administration; whether it reaches needy children; the status and issues in screening, diagnosis, and treatment; attending to children's developmental needs; and EPSDT potential and performance in linking children to an ongoing source of primary care.

Community Health Foundation. 1976. Head Start and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: Recipes for success. Washington, DC: U.S. Head Start Bureau, 172 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 77).

U.S. Office of Head Start
330 C Street, S.W., #4301
Washington, DC 20201

Telephone: (202) 205-8347
Secondary Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Fax: (202) 260-9336
E-mail: HeadStart@eclkc.info
Website: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohs
Price unknown. Document Number: DHEW (OHD) 76-31097; ED 145930.

This manual is designed to aid Head Start programs in effectively utilizing the Medicaid early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment program. The first section summarizes government health care programs for children prior to EPSDT, EPSDT and the difficulties in implementing it, and the initial collaboration of Head Start and EPSDT. The second section contains recipes to help health coordinators implement separate components of the Head Start-EPSDT child health care program. These recipes were gathered from the 200 Head Start-EPSDT demonstration programs. Topics covered include collaboration with state and local agencies and providers, outreach, transportation, referral and followup, record keeping, and reimbursement. A model program is presented.

U.S. Medical Services Administration. 1975, 1976 reprint. Health screening and treatment for children: Medicaid is finding and treating the health problems of eligible children (rev. ed.). Washington, DC: U.S. Medical Services Administration, 4 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 58).

This brochure describes which children are eligible for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program and how screening is done.

Manela R, Overberger C, Lauffer A, Meyer R. 1977. Overview of the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening DIagnosis and Treatment Program. Washington, DC: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, 20 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 67).

This document is one of six information booklets with accompanying training materials for the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It covers the origins of EPSDT; operating an EPSDT program; the concepts of EPSDT; EPSDT and the health of children and youth; and questions and answers.

Manela R, Overberger C. 1977. The clients of EPSDT and their experience with medical services. Washington, DC: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, (Hiscock Collection; no. 70).

This document is one of six information booklets with accompanying training materials for the Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It covers low income families and health services; health practices of families from various cultural backgrounds; and EPSDT outreach and follow-up with low-income families.

n.d. The potential benefits of Medicaid's program of early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment for children and youth. Office of Program and Evaluation, (Hiscock Collection; no. 37).

    U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social and Rehabilitation Service, Office of Public Affairs. 1976. The status of EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Social and Rehabilitation Service, Office of Public Affairs, 6 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 59).

    This brochure describes the Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program, a program within Medicaid; the reasons for EPSDT; the progress in implementing it; and the larger implications for American public health programs.

    Perkins J, Somers S. 2003. Toward a healthy future: Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Services for poor children and youth. Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, 196 pp, (Hiscock Collection; related).

    National Health Law Program, Texas Rural Legal Aid
    2639 South La Cienega Boulevard
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

    Telephone: (310) 204-6010
    Fax: (310) 204-0891
    E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org
    Website: http://www.healthlaw.org
    Available from the website.

    This book discusses public third party coverage of preventive health services for children and adolescents from families with low incomes, primarily Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It also reviews managed care and non-Medicaid programs for children from families with low incomes. The first part of the book looks at the crisis in child health care and the need for screening. Part 2 reviews the background of Medicaid. Part 3, which provides the bulk of the book, outlines the legal requirements for EPSDT including outreach, informing, screening, periodicity, diagnosis and treatment, provider participation, coordination, and reporting. Part 4 looks at the problems of managed care and suggested solutions. Accompanying appendices provide a legislative history to EPSDT, age-appropriate screening forms, a comparison of American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations versus states' periodicity schedules (FY 1999), and an outline of the scope of Medicaid benefits.

    U.S. Medical Services Administration. 1977. Why EPSDT?. Washington, DC: U.S. Medical Services Administration, 3 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 57).

    This brochure briefly gives reasons for the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program.

    n.d.. Workbook for EPSDT case finders and case monitors. unpublished document, 55 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 27).

    This workbook provides definitions of the vocabulary of the EPSDT program, feedback exercises for the students to complete, reasons why EPSDT should be marketed, what diseases or abnormalities are screened for, content of the usual screening examination, a chart of how the EPSDT program works, techniques for arousing the client's interest, and a final self assessment exercise. Answers to the exercises are provided.

       

    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.