Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) 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 Idaho’s 2018 Medicaid guidelines for maternal depression screening during well-child visits, recommending the use of specific tools. Because a mother’s health affects a child’s health and development, Idaho has introduced codes to distinguish between positive and negative screens, which can help track whether mothers receive needed follow-up or treatment. Idaho is one of 36 states with a Medicaid policy addressing maternal depression screening during well-child visits.
NASHP will be releasing more information about maternal depression soon. Learn more at Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
If you have a resource to feature at the center, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.