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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota Department of Health (2018). Guidance document for primary care providers participating in Minnesota’s Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) program. Directs providers to obtain a comprehensive health history, including social determinants of health. Includes an example of a screening questionnaire for social determinants of health and a link to resources to address family needs.
This month, NASHP features its updated Medicaid Incentives and Measures for Developmental Screening map. State Medicaid agencies promote early identification of developmental concerns or delays in young children in a variety of ways, including providing financial incentives and establishing performance measures. The map showcases that, in an increase from 2016, 18 states have established measures or incentives for managed care organizations or providers to increase developmental screening. Check out 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.