Category: Iowa

  • Recommendations to implement the Iowa Medicaid standards for identification of young children with developmental or social-emotional problems

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    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.

  • Informational letter: Billing Developmental services

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    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.

  • Iowa Child Health and Development Record

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    The resource can be used by providers to ensure that children who require developmental and physical supports are identified early and referred to services. It provides an age-specific format for the clinical examination that emphasizes developmental milestones and provides anticipatory guidance.

  • 7 Years Since ABCD II

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    This document contains comments from Sonni Vierling, Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development State Coordinator. In this document Ms. Vierling discusses the history of Iowa’s ABCD II initiative as well as the work done by Iowa’s 1st Five program on these issues since the project ended in 2006.

  • Recommendations to Implement the Iowa Medicaid Guidelines for Identification of Young Children with Developmental and Behavioral Problems

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    Iowa ABCD Project. (2006). This document outlines recommended protocols and tools for levels 1-3 of developmental and behavioral surveillance developed under the ABCD project.

  • Iowa Medicaid: Opportunities to Support the Healthy Mental Development of Iowa’s Young Children

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    Iowa ABCD Project. (2006). This report from the clinical workgroup of the Healthy Mental Development Panel I to the Iowa EPSDT Interagency Collaborative Board outlines recommendations to improve the healthy mental development of young children.

  • Iowa Medicaid Standards to Promote the Healthy Mental Development of Children

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    Iowa Medicaid. (2006). This document outlines the minimum guidelines for the identification of developmental and social-emotional problems in young children–a summary of the three-tiered system of care developed under the ABCD project.

  • ABCD II Findings and Recommendations to Iowa Medicaid to Support the Healthy Mental Development of Iowa’s Young Children

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    Iowa ABCD Project (2006). This report to Iowa Medicaid details findings and recommendations from ABCD pilot sites and the Medicaid Barriers workgroup in an effort to improve EPSDT services and add to the Medicaid Reform Child Health Plan.

  • Informational Letter No. 564: Services Provided to Young Children

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    Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (January 10, 2007). This resource is an informational release for Community Mental Health Centers on issues of Medicaid coverage and billing for services to young children who do not meet the criteria for a DSM IV diagnosis. This notice also contains information on provider training for the DC:0-3R.

  • 7 Years Since ABCD II

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    (Sonni Vierling, 2013) This document contains comments from Sonni Vierling, Iowa’s 1st Five Healthy Mental Development State Coordinator. In this document Ms. Vierling discusses the history of Iowa’s ABCD II initiative as well as the work done by Iowa’s 1st Five program on these issues since the project ended in 2006.