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, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
Purvi Kobawala Smith (Center for Health Care Strategies, October 2005). Toolkit to help managed care plans design and evaluate projects to improve developmental services for Medicaid enrollees.
This is a document developed by Oregon for health plans participating in the Medicaid managed care ABCD III performance improvement project. It details the processes for sampling and auditing charts for information about developmental screening/concerns, referral to Early Intervention (EI), and feedback from EI.
This webinar highlighted how Illinois, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont are using ABCD III and/or CHIPRA quality grants to build on and align current efforts, such as medical home initiatives, health information technology or exchange, performance measurement, and health reform, to transform the delivery of care to children covered by Medicaid and CHIP. This event was sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund and built on a session held during the 2010 NASHP Annual Conference.
North Carolina ABCD I Project. (2003). This resource outlines a stakeholder group’s work plan to measure and evaluate program goals, screening rates, and ongoing data tracking/trending. Strategies were designed to track improvements throughout the initiative.
UPIQ. Survey of practice screening tool usage. (2006)
Colleen Peck Reuland and Christina Bethell. (Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2006) This paper explores how ABCD Consortium states measured the effectiveness of their efforts to improve the delivery of mental health services for very young children. It provides states seeking to implement efforts similar to those in ABCD II Consortium information on evaluation methodologies as well as real-world examples and lessons learned by the ABCD II states during their measurement efforts.
Colleen Peck Reuland. (2007). This document (shared at the June 5, 2007 ABCD TA call) contains key clarifying questions and helpful hints for using medical charts to measure the percentage of children screened to identify developmental concerns.
Colleen Peck Reuland. (2007). PowerPoint presentation for ABCD Screening Academy Learning Session, July 2007. This presentation describes measurement criteria and provides tips specific to using different data sources.
Colleen Peck Reuland. (2007). This presentation (shared during the June 5, 2007 ABCD TA call) includes tips and strategies to identify, develop, and implement measures to assess screening and evaluate Screening Academy Efforts. It covers medical chart review, parent reports, and claims data.