Category: Primary Medical Care

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Measure: Developmental Screening Follow-up: Follow-up Referral After Positive Developmental Screen

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    This is a fact sheet by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality about a measure pediatricians can use to track referrals made after a positive developmental screening.

  • Measure: Developmental Screening Follow-up: Follow-up Referral Tracking

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    This is a fact sheet by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality about a measure pediatricians can use to track referrals made after a developmental screening.

  • Measure: Developmental Screening Follow-up: Follow-up with Patient Family After Developmental Screening

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    This is a fact sheet by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality about a measure pediatricians can use to track follow-up with a child’s family after a developmental screening.