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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Hiscock Historical Collection

Preserving the Early Development of Medicaid's EPSDT Benefit

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Bokonon Systems. 1975. EPSDT state and local issues. Washintgon, DC: Bokonon Systems, 34 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 45 related).

This paper categorizes state and local Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program concerns regarding compliance and planning, addressing the extent to which EPSDT has been implemented and basic evaluation issues of project administrators. The paper discusses a data classification system to evaluate a wide range of EPSDT activities.

Bokonon Systems. 1975. EPSDT state and local planning issues: A conference report. Washington, DC: Bokonon Systems, 41 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 45).

This document presents the results of a conference to examine state and local planning issues in their Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) programs and to refine these issues so they reflect the concerns of state and local project administrators.

Quigg TL with Norris D, Davies J, Snipes E, Miller P. 1976. Human Services Community Planning Assistance Project: Model project update. [no place, NC]: Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, 28 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 55).

This report describes a project to make available to local human service agency directors, county managers, locally elected officials and Department of Human Resources personnel the tools and information needed to undertake objective human service planning for Title XX (Social Services Block Grant) and other services in North Carolina. It describes goal-oriented planning as a method for setting agency budgets.

O'Connor ME, Campbell WD; U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Health Care Financing Administration. 1979. Planning and managing the Early Periodic, Diagnosis and Treatment Program at the state level. Evanston, IL: Community Health Foundation, 129 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 118).

This manual for health and welfare departments at the state and local level is based on experiences in providing technical assistance to EPSDT programs. It covers administrative issues, planning and setting objectives, the screening package and periodicity schedule, outreach and case management, private provider participation, program evaluation, and planning for change. Also included are a suggested reading list, a framework for program analysis, and a screening resource assessment guide.

Bokonon Systems. 1977. State and local EPSDT evaluation and planning model. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Health Care Financing Administration, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 1 v, (Hiscock Collection; no. 9).

This model provides a general approach for state and local EPSDT project administrators to analyzing available data for use in evaluation and planning of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment programs. It covers rationale and functions; eligibility; screening; diagnosis and treatment; quality assurance; cost and claims payment; long-range planning; and implentation.

South Carolina Department of Social Services. 1977. State and local EPSDT planning and evaluation model: Final report. [Columbia, SC]: South Carolina Department of Social Services, 15 pp plus 6 appendices, (Hiscock Collection; no. 11).

This report describes the project accomplishments and program benefits of a project to demonstrate that upgrading state and local systems could result in improvement in information required for evaluation and planning of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) programs.

Welfare Research, Inc.; U.S. Social and Rehabilitation Service; Roosevelt Hospital. 1977. Utilizing existing health data systems to demonstrate a model for EPSDT planning and evaluation: Final report. New York, NY: Roosevelt Hospital, 134 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 28).

This report describes an effort undertaken to demonstrate the viability of a federal evaluation strategy predicated on the improvement of data systems presently in operation at state and local levels, involving reporting CHAP data (New York State EPSDT program) to the city and state as well as meeting Title V (Bureau of Community Health Services) demands without adding new forms or data to be collected. The report describes background information on Roosevelt Hospital pediatric services and existing pediatric information, and the hospital's development of an automatic reporting capability and evaluation reports.


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