Category: Screening Tools

  • 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.

  • Acute Care, Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program and Division of Developmental Disabilities Performance Improvement Project: Developmental Screening Tools

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    Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, 2015. This document provides an overview of the Performance Improvement Project, which aims to increase the number of children screened for developmental, behavioral, and social delays using a standardized screening tool during the 12 months preceding their first, second, or third birthday.

  • 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.

  • Developmental and Behavioral Screening Guidelines and Preferred Tool List

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    Help Me Grow Vermont. This guidance document details Vermont’s requirements for developmental screening tools and the universal developmental screening registry used in the state. 

  • Understanding Developmental–Behavioral Screening Measures

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    Kevin Marks and Angela LaRosa, Pediatrics in Review, 2012. This paper is designed to educate clinicians on the use of standardized screening tools to more promptly identify children with suspected developmental delays. 

  • Components of Developmental Screening

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    Texas Health Steps, 2011. This training for providers offers information and sample case studies highlighting how to identify and use a validated standardized developmental screening tool. 

  • 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.

  • Health History: Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Fact Sheet for Primary Care Providers

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    Minnesota Department of Health (2018). Guidance document for primary care providers participating in Minnesota’s Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) program. Directs providers to obtain a comprehensive health history, including social determinants of health. Includes an example of a screening questionnaire for social determinants of health and a link to resources to address family needs.

  • Impact of Implementing ASQ Developmental Screening in a Pediatric Practice

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    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.

  • The Promoting Healthy Development Survey (PHDS)-PLUS: Implementation Guidelines for Medicaid and Other Settings

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    Christina Bethell, Colleen Reuland, and Brooke Latzke. (New York, NY: The Commonwealth Fund, February 2007). This manual provides detailed guidelines for implementing the Promoting Healthy Development Survey-PLUS (PHDS-PLUS) in Medicaid and other programs and settings.