Category: Developmental Screening

  • August 2019: Blueprint on Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care

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    This month, NASHP features a resource from Manatt Health and the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change. The blueprint describes a set of strategies and tools that state Medicaid and CHIP agencies, managed care plans, pediatric care providers, and others can use to optimize the social and emotional development of young children through pediatric practice. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • Primary Care Behavioral Health Screening Toolkit for the MassHealth Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)

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    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.

  • Acute Care, Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program and Division of Developmental Disabilities Performance Improvement Project: Developmental Screening Tools

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    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, 2015. This document provides an overview of the Performance Improvement Project, which aims to increase the number of children screened for developmental, behavioral, and social delays using a standardized screening tool during the 12 months preceding their first, second, or third birthday.

  • Developmental Screening for Young Children Guidance Document

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    Oregon Health Plan, 2015. This guidance document is designed to provide Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), Oregon clinics, and administrative staff with guidance on developmental screening in young children up to 36 months, including coding and billing information and details explaining CCO Incentive Measure specifications.

  • Developmental and Behavioral Screening Guidelines and Preferred Tool List

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    Help Me Grow Vermont. This guidance document details Vermont’s requirements for developmental screening tools and the universal developmental screening registry used in the state. 

  • Understanding Developmental–Behavioral Screening Measures

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    Kevin Marks and Angela LaRosa, Pediatrics in Review, 2012. This paper is designed to educate clinicians on the use of standardized screening tools to more promptly identify children with suspected developmental delays. 

  • Components of Developmental Screening

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    Texas Health Steps, 2011. This training for providers offers information and sample case studies highlighting how to identify and use a validated standardized developmental screening tool. 

  • Maternal and Child Health Topic Briefs: Developmental Screening

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    Florida Department of Health, 2015. This brief provides information about the importance of developmental screening and provides an overview of state initiatives.

  • July 2019: Medicaid Developmental Screening Policies by State

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    This month, NASHP features its chart: Medicaid Developmental Screening Policies by State. It provides an overview of state developmental screening policies and details which tools are used by the 32 states that specify developmental screening tools. The chart also identifies reimbursement rates for developmental screening, screening requirements, and more. Check out other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • Improving Population Health Outcomes – Prevention Change Packages 

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    Vermont Department of Health (2017). Guidance document that provides evidence‐based, practical strategies for practitioners in different parts of the healthcare system on how to incorporate prevention in their efforts to improve population health. Clinical and community strategies to improve developmental screening rates are included on pages 25-26.