Category: Improving Policy

  • Informational Notice to Providers

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    Illinois Department of Public Aid. (February 10, 2004). The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on the billing of objective screenings and assessments under the departments Healthy Kids program and to advise providers of the Department’s acceptance of the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) Adolescent Screening Tool.

  • Partners and Providers Page, MHCP Provider Manual, Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS)

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    This section of the Minnesota Health Care Programs Manual details the CTSS program, including eligibility requirements and covered services. Minnesota improved program coverage by creating CTSS, which provides mental health services to children with an emotional disturbance. (Revised, 2013)

  • Child Health Evaluation and Care (CHEC) Medicaid Provider Manual Maternal Depression Screening Update

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    Utah ABCD Project (Utah Medicaid, July 2006) This resource is a page in the Utah CHEC Medicaid provider manual that was updated to reflect policy improvements related to Maternal Depression Screening.

  • Recommendations to Implement the Iowa Medicaid Guidelines for Identification of Young Children with Developmental and Behavioral Problems

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    Iowa ABCD Project. (2006). This document outlines recommended protocols and tools for levels 1-3 of developmental and behavioral surveillance developed under the ABCD project.

  • Iowa Medicaid: Opportunities to Support the Healthy Mental Development of Iowa’s Young Children

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    Iowa ABCD Project. (2006). This report from the clinical workgroup of the Healthy Mental Development Panel I to the Iowa EPSDT Interagency Collaborative Board outlines recommendations to improve the healthy mental development of young children.

  • Iowa Medicaid Standards to Promote the Healthy Mental Development of Children

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    Iowa Medicaid. (2006). This document outlines the minimum guidelines for the identification of developmental and social-emotional problems in young children–a summary of the three-tiered system of care developed under the ABCD project.

  • State Policy Options to Improve Delivery of Child Development Services: Strategies from the Eight ABCD States

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    Neva Kaye, Jennifer May, Melinda Abrams. (Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2006) The work of the eight ABCD states has shown that state policies, especially Medicaid policies, can effectively promote improvements in the quality of preventive and developmental services provided to young children. This paper provides a starting point for states seeking to identify and implement policy improvements that support the healthy development of young children.

  • ABCD II Findings and Recommendations to Iowa Medicaid to Support the Healthy Mental Development of Iowa’s Young Children

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    Iowa ABCD Project (2006). This report to Iowa Medicaid details findings and recommendations from ABCD pilot sites and the Medicaid Barriers workgroup in an effort to improve EPSDT services and add to the Medicaid Reform Child Health Plan.

  • Informational Letter No. 564: Services Provided to Young Children

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    Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (January 10, 2007). This resource is an informational release for Community Mental Health Centers on issues of Medicaid coverage and billing for services to young children who do not meet the criteria for a DSM IV diagnosis. This notice also contains information on provider training for the DC:0-3R.

  • Policy Improvement in the ABCD Collaborative States: What and How

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    M. Jane Borst, Deborah Saunders, Susan Castellano, and Neva Kaye. (2007). PowerPoint presentation for ABCD Screening Academy Learning Session, July 2007. This presentation examines some state options for improving policy to better support developmental screening, based on options actually implemented in ABCD consortia states. It also identifies the structures and processes ABCD consortia states used to encourage and facilitate policy change.