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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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American Optometric Association. 1979. Developing optometry's position and methology for optometric participation in the developmental assessment portion of EPSDT. Washington, DC: American Optometric Association, 23 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 17).

These pages provide tests and milestones recommended as part of a vision screening program and the American Optometric Association's model program for EPSDT recipients.

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.

U.S. Medical Services Administration, American Academy of Pediatrics. 1976. Increased professional provider participation in state and local EPSDT programs: Final report. Evanston, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 86 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 1).

This report discusses a study to examine ways and means of enlisting increased interest, support, and effective participation of professional health care providers in the implementation of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. It discusses findings of the study, the study methodology, issues reported by state, and regional medical consultant activity.

U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, Bureau of Program Operations, Child Health Staff. 1982. Marketing resource guide for recruitment and retention of providers in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT). [Washington, DC?]: U.S. Health Care Financing Administration, Bureau of Program Operations, Child Health Staff, ca 300 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 156).

This resource guide was prepared to help state and local agencies in Massachusetts enlist provider support and stem attrition among participating providers. It describes a marketing approach and plan for provider recruitment and retention and provides a training package. It includes a needs assessment questionnaire, common questions and answers, a focus group interview guide, and a review of the literature on physician participation in Medicaid and EPSDT.

Solloway M. [1995]. Oral health for low income children: Expanding access to dental services under EPSDT. Washington, DC: George Washington University, Child and Adolescent Health Policy Center, 26 pp, (Hiscock Collection; related).

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Washington, DC 20057

Available from the website.

This report explores the implications of changes mandated by the 1989 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA '89) for expanding access to oral health services under Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Testing (EPSDT). After providing a general overview of EPSDT and oral health for children from families with low incomes, the report examines the feasibility of using dentists and dental hygienists as primary care health professionals and recommends policy changes to increase the role of oral health professionals in primary care. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

American Medical Association, Committee on Health Care of the Poor. 1974. Professional health provider participation in the early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment program (EPSDT) under Medicaid. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Social and Rehabilitation Service, 39 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 8).

American Medical Association
515 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Telephone: (800) 621-8335
Price unknown. Document Number: SRS 75-24517.

This report is based on the involvement and participation of various professional provider groups through a collaborative effort sponsored by the American Medical Association's Committee on Health Care of the Poor. It details the problems of implementation of EPSDT as identified in a national symposium, and reports on the recommendations made by the participants. This report includes neither regulations nor requirements.

Bryant RR. 1976. Professional provider participation: EPSDT-Medichek--Local demonstration project: Will-Grundy County Medical Society--Final report. [Joliet, IL]: Will Grundy County Medical Society, 84 pp, (Hiscock Collection; no. 12).

This report describes the project of professional provider participation in the Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program in Will County, Illinois; it details program planning and activities, barriers to program success, and the implementation of the program in schools and communities. Attachment A describes a community health services program in Will County prepared by the Will-Grundy County Medical Society and the Will-Grundy-Kankakee Comprehensive Health Planning Council in cooperation with 6 hospitals and community health organizations.

Community Health Foundation. 1982. Project Good Health marketing resource manual: Final report. Skokie, IL: Community Health Foundation, 1 v, (Hiscock Collection; no. 129).

This resource manual describes the EPSDT program, and presents a marketing plan for physician recruitment and retention.


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.