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
This informational notice from IL DPA to practitioners outlines screening protocols for perinatal depression and provides information on DPA’s initiation of reimbursement for screening for perinatal depression and information about consultation services available to providers.
Letter from William Hensel, Medical Director of the Guilford Access Partnership, to Sherry Hay, North Carolina’s ABCD Coordinator, describing the successes of the ABCD I program implementation.
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’s ABCD II Healthy Mental Development Initiative. (2006). This draft document (for review by providers) is a set of recommendations for protocols and tools to help providers implement standards of care that will appropriately identify developmental and social-emotional concerns in children from birth through 3 years who participate in Medicaid.
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.
This PowerPoint presentation highlights the success and accomplishments of the North Carolina ABCD initiative, as well as ongoing project replication activities.