This report is a summary of early findings from a four-state consortium dedicated to strengthening the early child health and development services offered through Medicaid. It outlines how the Consortium states – North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Washington – worked to expand or develop early child health and development services. It examines the various strategies used in each state, including how each of them sought to improve developmental screening for infants and toddlers.
This letter from a pilot site provider was sent to peers and colleagues in an effort to promote the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC). This resource provides an outline and PowerPoint slide images of the Developmental Screening and Referral program, a 1.5 hour presentation designed to be presented in the office/clinic setting to all staff by a trained healthcare provider.
This website was developed during the ABCD initiative in Utah. It provides information, tools, and resources to aid Primary Care Physicians in caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and providing a Medical Home for all of their patients.
Katherine Murray, Andrew Barnes, Marjorie Ireland, et al. (Minnesota ABCD Project, 2006). This study assesses the specific techniques and instruments primary care pediatricians and family practitioners use to detect emotional and behavioral problems and describes their beliefs about the prevalence of these problems and barriers to universal screening. (From Abstract.)
Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (Jan 11, 2007). This resource is an informational release to physicians, nurse practitioners, and screening centers regarding payment for use of standardized screening tools. Payment for a standardized screening tool is not included in the reimbursement for a child’s preventive office visit or E/M service. The letter also describes the appropriate billing codes to use for services.
Kevin Marks and Hollie Hix-Small (2007) PowerPoint presentation amended from a doctoral dissertation originally presented by Hollie Hix-Small, PhD. Provides information on why, where, and when to do developmental screening.
This resource consists of an outline and the PowerPoint slide images of the Social/Emotional Screening and Referral program, a 1.5 hour Continuing Medical Education training program designed to be presented in the office/clinic setting to all staff by a trained healthcare provider