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 plays in healthy child development.
May is Mental Health Month and NASHP is featuring its new 50-state chart of Medicaid policies on maternal depression screening during well-child visits. Thirty-six states recommend, require, or allow maternal depression screening during well-child visits and 11 states capture positive and negative screens using modifiers or codes. These policies recognize the interdependent relationship between the health of mothers and children by providing families with necessary resources that support the health of mothers and their children’s’ healthy development. Check out other newly developed maternal depression screening resources from NASHP at our Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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