During the pandemic, it’s critical for providers to conduct developmental screenings during well-child visits, even if done through telehealth. Nearly every state Medicaid program reimburses providers for conducting developmental screenings, and NASHP’s newly updated interactive map highlights each state’s screening policy. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to Elinor Higgins.
With maternal health and healthy child development inextricably linked, an increasingly number of states have policies enabling Medicaid providers to conduct maternal depression screenings during well-child visits. NASHP’s updated map, State Medicaid Policies for Maternal Depression Screening During Well-Child Visits highlights each state’s policies for screenings during well-child visits, reimbursements, and policy trends. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to Elinor Higgins.
This month, we feature NASHP’s updated map, States with Standardized Referral Forms. Standardized referral forms shared across a state can make screening, effective referral, care coordination, and feedback loops – which are critical to ensure that children with identified needs receive the care they need – more seamless. As indicated in the updated map, more states are creating standardized referral forms to facilitate this process. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, we feature NY State’s Final Report of the First 1,000 Days Preventive Pediatric Care Clinical Advisory Group. Learn what NY is doing to address preventive primary care for children and improve population health by implementing innovative early childhood policies and programs through budget appropriations, executive orders, and legislative initiatives. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
MassHealth, 2010. This toolkit provides suggestions for how to implement standardized behavioral health screening tools, guidance on clinical issues related to the screening – such as how to manage the screening within the well-child visit and how to respond to an identified risk of a behavioral health concern – and information about several of the most commonly used MassHealth-approved screening tools.
Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC). This resource provides an outline and PowerPoint slide images of the Developmental Screening and Referral program, a 1.5 hour presentation designed to be presented in the office/clinic setting to all staff by a trained healthcare provider.