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 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. (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.
Neva Kaye, Jennifer May, Melinda Abrams. (Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, December 2006) The work of the eight ABCD states has shown that state policies, especially Medicaid policies, can effectively promote improvements in the quality of preventive and developmental services provided to young children. This paper provides a starting point for states seeking to identify and implement policy improvements that support the healthy development of young children.
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.
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.
M. Jane Borst, Deborah Saunders, Susan Castellano, and Neva Kaye. (2007). PowerPoint presentation for ABCD Screening Academy Learning Session, July 2007. This presentation examines some state options for improving policy to better support developmental screening, based on options actually implemented in ABCD consortia states. It also identifies the structures and processes ABCD consortia states used to encourage and facilitate policy change.
Virginia ABCD Project (2007) Language incorporated into Virginia Medallion II managed care contracts July 1, 2007 to promote the use of a standardized developmental screening tool.
Alabama ABCD Project (2008) Alabama Early Intervention System’s ‘Dear Doctor’ letter, a check-off form letter used by Alabama’s Early Intervention System (AIES) service coordinators to communicate back with physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary service team about their patients’ Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
(Neva Kaye, Jennifer May: January 2009) The success of the ABCD Initiative provides lessons for states and other entities wishing to improve the quality of health care while controlling costs and improving efficiency. Identifying and implementing key processes to improve state policies affecting screening in primary care are the focus of this brief. States Particpating in the ABCD Screening Academy changed state statutes, state regulations, contracts, provider manuals, Web sites, and other documents that define state policies designed to improve the delivery of child development services.