Category: Developmental Screening

  • October 2019: Federal Oversight and State Data to Ensure Childhood Screening

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    NASHP features a new General Accounting Office report, Medicaid: Additional CMS Data and Oversight Needed to Help Ensure Children Receive Recommended Screenings, that details all states’ reported Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) data and examines federal oversight of the EPSDT benefit. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, https://healthychild.nashp.org/ supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • September 2019: States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education

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    This month, we feature a NASHP resource, States Take Action to Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education. State policymakers recognize the link between early childhood education and better health, higher educational attainment, and improved socioeconomic status. With early childhood programs yielding a $2 to $4 return for every $1 invested, many states are looking upstream and investing in early education. Learn how states are 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 ehiggins@nashp.org.

  • AHCCCS Developmental Screening Tools PIP

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    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, 2015. Arizona is implementing a Performance Improvement Project to demonstrate a statistically significant increase in the number and percent of children screened for risk of developmental, behavioral, and social delays using a standardized screening tool.

  • 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.