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Breakey G. n.d.. Facilitation of Primary Care Physician Participation in Preventive Health Care of Children Age 0-5 from Underserved, Diverse Cultural Populations: [Final report]. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii Family Stress Center, 30 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce the incidence of poor health characteristics among low-income, culturally diverse populations by promoting the involvement of primary care physicians (pediatricians) in early screening and intervention. Project goals included increasing the level of preventive health care for underserved children, reducing the severity of psychosocial problems, increasing physicians' sense of involvement as part of a team in providing services to project children and their families, and demonstrating a practical process for accomplishing these goals which can be replicated across the nation. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152833.

Keywords: American Academy of Pediatrics, Child Abuse and Neglect Preventive, Continuing Education, Developmentally Delayed/Disabled, EPSDT, Hawaiians, Health Care, Health Supervision Guidelines, High risk children, Low income groups, Medicaid, Primary Care, Psychological Problems, Well Child Care

Greene C. n.d.. Reducing High Infant Mortality in Southeast Louisiana [Final report]. Slidell, LA: Slidell Memorial Hospital Charities, Inc., 29 pp. pp.

Annotation: The project goal was to decrease the infant mortality rate in the target area to the national average by the end of the 3-year project period. The impact objective was to decrease the incidence of low birthweight to 6.5 percent and continue that downward trend to meet the U.S. Surgeon General's goal of 5 percent by the year 2000, and to increase Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment screenings to 80 percent of eligible children. The process objectives were to develop a one-stop perinatal and pediatric health facility, to draw St. Tammany Parish women into early prenatal care through aggressive outreach, and to develop a program of education and community support for indigent families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB97-121875.

Keywords: EPSDT, Infant Mortality, Low Birthweight, Motor Vehicle Crashes, One Stop Shopping, Prenatal Care, Unintentional Injuries

New York State Department of Health. n.d.. Medicaid/EPSDT - Title V Action Plan: New York State Department of Health. , 3 pp.

Annotation: This Action Plan is between the New York State Department of Health and the New York Office of Medicaid Management. It documents the state of New York's response to legislation in Title V and Title XIX of the Social Security Act requiring state Title V programs and Medicaid agencies to develop an interagency agreement to work together. The objective of this agreement is to provide: (1) access to health insurance for every New Yorker, (2) comprehensive, high quality and accessible medical services for every New Yorker, (3) a medical home for every New Yorker, (4) non-discriminatory provision of assistance, and of medical services, to Medicaid applicants and recipients, (5) delivery of all services to Medicaid applicants and recipients in a culturally and language appropriate manner, (6) an increase in the public's awareness of Title V and Title XIX services available to them, and (7) coordination of services delivery, to ensure services will be provided without duplication of effort, or fragmentation.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website. Document Number: NY.1.1.

Keywords: EPSDT, Cooperative agreements, Interagency cooperation, Medicaid, New York, State MCH programs, State agencies

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

Annotation: 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.

Keywords: Case management, EPSDT, Training

Irwin HP, Pellegrini SG, Fei R. n.d.. A study of the process, effectiveness, and costs of the EPSDT program in southeastern Pennsylvania: Interim report. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, 126 pp. (Hiscock Collection; no. 105)

Annotation: This interim report covers the first nine months of a two-year study of data collected by the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) program in southeastern Pennsylvania, dealing primarily with a description of a large secondary data set. It describes the program, eligibles and clients, and providers. Also included are a project abstract, a review of some of the relevant literature on other studies of EPSDT projects, and the research design.

Keywords: EPSDT, Pennsylvania, Reports, State programs

Dickson HD. n.d.. EPSDT impact and evaluation studies. San Antonio, TX: University of Texas Health Science Center, Regional Health Services Research Institute, 16 pp. (Hiscock Collection; no. 151)

Annotation: This document provides data related to several EPSDT studies in Iowa, Mississippi, New Jersey, Montana, Utah, Virginia, Louisiana, and California.

Keywords: EPSDT, Program evaluation, State programs

National Heath Law Program. 2017. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment. Washington, DC: National Health Law Program,

Annotation: This website provides information about Medicaid's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Program (EPSDT), including a clickakable map of state EPSDT information, videos with basic introduction to Medicaid's Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment benefit and how it can interact with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to cover services provided in schools, and publications on the topic from NHELP,

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Child health insurance, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Medicaid managed care, Provider networks, Regulations, Standards, State programs, Third party payers

Meeske JA, Brickhouse TH, Casamassimo P, Wright R, Litch CS, Essling M. 2017. Pediatric dentist toolkit for seeing patients with Medicaid: Changing children's lives one smile at a time. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 19 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for pediatric dentists offers guidance on providing care to children enrolled in Medicaid within a practice setting. Topics include understanding Medicaid, Medicaid coverage for dental services, why dentists should consider participating in Medicaid, and how to become a Medicaid provider. Additional topics include how to prepare a pediatric dental team to work with the Medicaid system, how to schedule clients, how to find training opportunities for team members, how to administer Medicaid, and how to locate resources.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174 Fax: (312) 337-6329 E-mail: pohrpc@aapd.org Web Site: https://www.aapd.org/research/policy-center/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Medicaid, Oral health, Pediatric care, Pediatric dentistry, Pediatric dentists, Provider participation, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals, Screening

VanLandeghem K, Sloyer P, Gabor V, Helms V. 2017. Standards for systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs version 2.0. [Washington, DC]: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; [Palo Alto, CA]: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 32 pp.

Annotation: This revision of the National Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs has been created to increase the readability and ease of use of the first version of the National Standards while also maintaining their integrity and essential content. It builds upon the critical domains, elements, and standards from the original National Standards work (Version 1.0), while streamlining content for easier use by states and stakeholders. It covers Family Professional Partnerships and Insurance and Financing as foundational standards that should exist in any system that serves CYSHCN, and is divided into eight domains: (1) identification, screening, assessment, and referral; (2) eligibility and enrollment in health coverage; (3) access to care; (4) medical home; (5) community-based services and supports; (6) transition to adulthood; (7) health information technology; and (8) quality assurance and improvement.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: info@lpfch.org Web Site: http://www.lpfch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, EPSDT, Health care systems, Measures, National initiatives, Quality assurance, Special health care needs, Standards: Children, Young adults

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. 2016. Most children with Medicaid in four states are not receiving required dental services. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, 29 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the extent to which children enrolled in Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana, and Maryland) received pediatric oral health services in 2011 and 2012. The report also describes barriers and strategies to increase access in these states. Contents include background, methodology, findings, recommendations, and conclusions. Topics include the percentage of children who did not receive required oral health services and percentage of those who did not receive all required oral health services, policies that may limit children's ability to receive required services, shortages of dentists who participate in Medicaid, and challenges in educating families about the importance of oral health care.

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, c/o U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Affairs, Cohen Building, Room 5541, 330 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, Telephone: (202) 619-1343 Fax: (202) 260-8512 E-mail: paffairs@oig.hhs.gov Web Site: http://oig.hhs.gov Available from the website. Document Number: OEI-02-14-00490.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, California, Children, Dental care, EPSDT, Health care utilization, Health services delivery, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Medicaid, Oral health, Parent education, Policy development, State programs, Utilization review, Work force

Somers S. 2016. Medicaid's Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment in schools and the Free Care Rule. Health Advocate 46:1–3,

Annotation: This newsletter describes the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program and opportunities for school districts to significantly expand the range of health care services, including oral health services, available to students from families with low incomes. Topics include the importance of having sufficient numbers and types of health professionals participating in Medicaid programs in their area, how providing Medicaid services in schools can help to address children's and adolescents' unmet health care needs, and federal guidance on Medicaid reimbursement for services that are provided at no charge (previously known as the Free Care Rule).

Contact: National Health Law Program, 1441 I Street, N.W., Suite 1105, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 289-7724 E-mail: nhelp@healthlaw.org Web Site: http://www.healthlaw.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, EPSDT, Health care financing, Health care reform, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Medicaid, Oral health, Reimbursement, School age children, School districts, Work force

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Dental check-ups: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for dental providers (rev.). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Children, Counseling, Dental caries, EPSDT, Examinations, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Risk assessment, Role, Screening, Service integration, Standards, State programs

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. 2016. Oral health: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, 2 pp. (Child and teen checkups (C&TC) fact sheet for primary care providers)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses about their role in and responsibility for supporting the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. Topics include requirements for the visit, personnel training, and documentation of counseling and referral; recommendations for oral health risk assessment and fluoride-varnish application; why preventive oral health care is important; anticipatory guidance; professional recommendations; and resources.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Anticipatory guidance, Children, EPSDT, Fluorides, Infants, Medicaid, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Primary care, Referral, Risk assessment, State programs, Training

Romney S. 2015. EPSDT guide for Triple P practitioners. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 25 pp.

Annotation: This guide introduces the basic elements of Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) service provision and claiming to practitioners of the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), a multi-level evidence-based parent training program that is uniquely suited to addressing child behavioral health concerns at the population level and is intended to be implemented as a public health intervention. The guide provides an overview of Medicaid, EPSDT, and Triple P and describes how Triple P goals align with EPSDT, how Triple P activities fit into EPSDT service provision, and how to document Triple P services for EPSDT claiming. Documentation examples are included. A companion billing crosswalk is also available.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, EPSDT, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Model programs, Parent education programs, Preventive health services, Public health programs, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals

Romney S. 2015. Triple P/EPSDT billing crosswalk. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 16 pp.

Annotation: This document is designed to assist practitioners in claiming Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) services under the Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit program. Contents include a session-by-session crosswalk between all of the claimable levels of Triple P and the appropriate Medicaid billing codes. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the EPSDT Guide for Triple P Practitioners.

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, EPSDT, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Medicaid, Mental health, Model programs, Parent education programs, Preventive health services, Public health programs, Reimbursement, Resources for professionals

Clary A, Wirth B. 2015. State strategies for defining medical necessity for children and youth with special health care needs. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brief explores issues affecting state Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) and Children's Health Insurance Program officials who implement medical necessity policy, and new and emerging issues that may affect state EPSDT policy in the future. Topics include determining medical necessity, setting parameters for medical necessity, using evidence to define medical necessity, and managing medical necessity and managed care.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Barriers, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, EPSDT, Medicaid managed care, Needs assessment, Policy development, Special health care needs, State legislation, Utilization review

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 2015. [Web-based training on] form CMS-416 dental data reporting. Baltimore, MD: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, multiple items.

Annotation: These modules for state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) staff and their contractors focus on collecting and reporting data related to preventive dental service use by infants, children, and adolescents up to age 21 enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. Contents include an overview of the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit; an overview of Form CMS-416; and how to use Form CMS-416 data.

Contact: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244, Telephone: (877) 267-2323 Secondary Telephone: (410) 786-3000 Fax: Web Site: https://www.cms.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Data analysis, EPSDT, Forms, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Oral health, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Reimbursement, State programs, Training, Work force

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program. [2014–]. Fluoride varnish in the Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) setting. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help primary care health professionals improve the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth to age 20 who are eligible for Minnesota’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment program by offering fluoride-varnish applications (FVAs). Contents include recommendations for FVAs, requirements for a complete visit, support for FVAs by primary care health professionals, and resources for implementing FVAs.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: health.childandteencheckups@state.mn.us Web Site: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/ctc Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, EPSDT, Fluorides, Infants, Minnesota, Oral health, Preventive health services, Reimbursement, State programs, Training

Lorenzo SB. 2014. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services in Medicaid: Resources for families (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1 p.

Annotation: This brief is designed to help families find care, services, and support and websites about Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services in Medicaid. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: 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 Web Site: https://www.ncemch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bibliographies, Child health supervision, Consumer education materials, Developmental screening, EPSDT, Electronic publications, Families, Medicaid

VanLandeghem K, Sloyer P, Gabor V, Helms V. 2014. Standards for systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs. [Washington, DC]: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs; [Palo Alto, CA]: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 37 pp.

Annotation: This document from the National Consensus Framework for Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Project describes standards that address core components of the structure and process of an effective system of care for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Topics include existing national principles and frameworks, federal requirements or relevant federal law, and overall availability of relevant quality measures for systems of care for CYSCHN. Resources for existing national system definitions, principles, and frameworks are also provided.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: info@lpfch.org Web Site: http://www.lpfch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, EPSDT, Health care systems, Measures, National initiatives, Quality assurance, Special health care needs, Standards: Children, Young adults

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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.