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 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.
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.
(North Carolina ABCD Project, 2006) This document lists resources relevant to early childhood development service providers and policymakers.
Illinois Department of Public Aid. (February 10, 2004). The purpose of this notice is to provide clarification on the billing of objective screenings and assessments under the departments Healthy Kids program and to advise providers of the Department’s acceptance of the Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) Adolescent Screening Tool.
This section of the Minnesota Health Care Programs Manual details the CTSS program, including eligibility requirements and covered services. Minnesota improved program coverage by creating CTSS, which provides mental health services to children with an emotional disturbance. (Revised, 2013)