Each month, NASHP’s Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination play in healthy child development.
This month, NASHP features updates to its State Reporting of CHIPRA Core Measure Map. This developmental screening measure (DEV-CH), which states report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, provides insight into the care a child receives during the first three years of life — a critical period that lays the foundation for children’s growth and development.
Six states (Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) have begun or reinstituted reporting the DEV-CH measure. This measure indicates the percentage of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP who are screened for developmental delays using a standardized tool during each of their first three years of life. Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
If you have a resource you’d like NASHP to post in the Resource Center or featured in the future, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.