Category: Improving Policy

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.